The large, the small and the human mind  pbk.

Roger Penrose with Abner Shimony, Nancy Cartwright and Stephen Hawking ; edited by Malcolm Longair

Roger Penrose's original and provocative ideas about the large-scale physics of the Universe, the small-scale world of quantum physics and the physics of the mind have been the subject of controversy and discussion. These ideas were proposed in his best-selling books The Emperor's New Mind and Shadows of the Mind. In this book, he summarises and updates his current thinking in these complex areas to present a masterful summary of those areas of physics in which he feels there are major unresolved problems. Through this, he introduces radically new concepts which he believes will be fruitful in understanding the workings of the brain and the nature of the human mind. These ideas are challenged by three distinguished experts from different backgrounds: Abner Shimony and Nancy Cartwright as philosophers of science and Stephen Hawking as a theoretical physicist and cosmologist. Roger Penrose concludes with a response to their thought-provoking criticisms.

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  • Foreword Malcolm Longair
  • 1. Space-time and cosmology Roger Penrose
  • 2. The mysteries of quantum physics Roger Penrose
  • 3. Physics and the mind Roger Penrose
  • 4. On mentality, quantum mechanics and the actualization of potentialities Abner Shimony
  • 5. Why physics? Nancy Cartwright
  • 6. The objections of an unashamed reductionist Stephen Hawking
  • 7. Response Roger Penrose
  • Appendix I: Goodstein's theorm and mathematical thinking
  • Appendix II: Experiments to test gravitationally induced state reduction.

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書名 The large, the small and the human mind
著作者等 Cartwright, Nancy
Hawking, Stephen
Longair, M. S.
Penrose, Roger
Shimony, Abner
Hawking Stephen
Shimony Abner (London School of Economics and Political Science)
Longair Malcolm
シリーズ名 Canto
巻冊次 pbk.
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 2000
ページ数 xxii, 201 p.
大きさ 22 cm
ISBN 9780521785723
NCID BA49882779
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス