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The Beginning of Infinity

Explanations That Transform the World

David Deutsch

The New York Times bestseller: A provocative, imaginative exploration of the nature and progress of knowledge"Dazzling." - Steven Pinker, The GuardianIn 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 s...
Publish Date
December 31
Goodreads rating
Greatly expanded my sense of the potential power of human knowledge.      source
Not the easiest read, but it made me smarter.      source
This 21st-century statement of the ideals of the Enlightenment offers fresh insight on a vast number of topics, including the workings of human cognition, the ways of science, and the drivers of progress.      source
A remarkable argument for the power of knowledge—as not just a human capability but as a force that shapes the universe.      source
I flagged a few books that I thought were particularly great in green.      source
Oct 14, 2019
I love @DavidDeutschOxf and his great optimism. His book The Beginning of Infinity changed my worldview.      source