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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
2011
December 31
Goodreads rating
4.15
ISBN
9780143121350
Recommendations
7
Recommendations
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
Oct 14, 2019
I love @DavidDeutschOxf and his great optimism. His book The Beginning of Infinity changed my worldview.      source