Search for books, people and lists
Read This Twice
HomePeopleBooksSonaLibrariesSign In
The Beginning of Infinity book cover

The Beginning of Infinity

Explanations That Transform the World

David Deutsch

This provocative and imaginative book dives into the fundamental role of explanations in the universe, arguing that improving them is the key to successful human endeavor. Award-winning physicist David Deutsch takes readers on a journey through science, civilization, art, moral values, and political theory to explore how we form new explanations and drop bad ones. With deep connections between the laws of nature, the human condition, knowledge, and the potential for progress, The Beginning of Infinity is a highly original and ambitious work.
Publish Date
Goodreads rating
A remarkable argument for the power of knowledge—as not just a human capability but as a force that shapes the universe.      source
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
I flagged a few books that I thought were particularly great in green.      source
I love @DavidDeutschOxf and his great optimism. His book The Beginning of Infinity changed my worldview.      source
@chrismanfrank This aligns deeply w/ my views which are heavily informed by "The Beginning of Infinity" Could be a great book to build up to, which can serve as a powerful frame for: - theory of knowledge - a phil./code of problem-solving - perspective on world beauty      source