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The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations That Transform the World
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin USA
Publication date May 29, 2012
Pages 487
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780143121350
ISBN-10 0143121359
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.90 lbs.
Original list price $19.00
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The New York Times bestseller: A provocative, imaginative exploration of the nature and progress of knowledge

 

“Dazzling.” – Steven Pinker, The Guardian

In this groundbreaking book, award-winning physicist David Deutsch argues that explanations have a fundamental place in the universe—and that improving them is the basic regulating principle of all successful human endeavor. Taking us on a journey through every fundamental field of science, as well as the history of civilization, art, moral values, and the theory of political institutions, Deutsch tracks how we form new explanations and drop bad ones, explaining the conditions under which progress—which he argues is potentially boundless—can and cannot happen. Hugely ambitious and highly original, The Beginning of Infinity explores and establishes deep connections between the laws of nature, the human condition, knowledge, and the possibility for progress.

 



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from Viking Pr (July 21, 2011)
9780670022755 | details & prices | 487 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.75 in. | 1.60 lbs | List price $30.00
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Reprint edition from Penguin USA (May 29, 2012)
9780143121350 | details & prices | 487 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $19.00
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