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The Emperor's New Mind

Concerning Computers, Minds, and the Laws of Physics

Roger Penrose (University of Oxford)

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Oxford University Press
15 April 2016
For many decades, the proponents of `artificial intelligence' have maintained that computers will soon be able to do everything that a human can do. In his bestselling work of popular science, Sir Roger Penrose takes us on a fascinating tour through the basic principles of physics, cosmology, mathematics, and philosophy to show that human thinking can never be emulated by a machine.

Oxford Landmark Science books are 'must-read' classics of modern science writing which have crystallised big ideas, and shaped the way we think.
By:   Roger Penrose (University of Oxford)
Imprint:   Oxford University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 195mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 37mm
Weight:   461g
ISBN:   9780198784920
ISBN 10:   0198784929
Series:   Oxford Landmark Science
Publication Date:   15 April 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for The Emperor's New Mind: Concerning Computers, Minds, and the Laws of Physics

`perhaps the most engaging and creative tour of modern physics that has ever been written' -- Sunday Times`A superb book... provocative and absorbing' -- Physics Today`A bold, brilliant, groundbreaking work... When Mr Penrose talks, scientists listen' -- New York Times Book Review`. . One cannot imagine a more revealing self-portrait than this enchanting, tantalising book... Roger Penrose reveals himself as an eloquent protagonist, not only of the wonders of mathematics, but also of the uniqueness of people.' -- Nature`I fail to see how anybody can remain unmoved by the book's central theme, which concerns the nature of human beings... His style is relaxed and entertaining, There are nuggets on almost every page.' -- Financial Times


  • Winner of Winner of the 1990 Science Book Prize..

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