Goodbye Descartes: End of Logic and the Search for a New Cosmology of the Mind
ISBN No. 9780471142164
No.of pages 320
"[Goodbye, Descartes] is certain to attract attention and controversy..a fascinating journey to the edges of logical thinking and beyond." -Publishers Weekly Critical Acclaim for Keith Devlin's Previous Book Mathematics: The Science of Patterns "A book such as this belongs in the personal library of everyone interested in learning about some of the most subtle and profound works of the human spirit." -American Scientist "Devlin's very attractive book is a well-written attempt to explain mathematics to educated nonmathematicians . the basic ideas are presented in a clear, concise, and easily understood manner. Highly recommended." -Choice "[Devlin] has found an interesting way of exhibiting how mathematics is unified . the author's presentation is a tour de force." -Mathematical Reviews A Selection of the Newbridge Library of Science and Reader's Subscription
Table of contentsPatterns of Mind. A Passion for Order. The Laws of Thought. From Symbols to Silicon. The Science of Language. Language in the Mind. Machines that Think. Communication Is the Key. Verbal Tangos. The Cheshire Cat's Grin. Goodbye, Descartes. Selected Further Reading. Index.
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