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The Beginning of Infinity

Explanations That Transform the World

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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.

Customer Reviews

The Ultimate Optimism

I don't care for the libertarian (selfish) politics, but the author's insights into the nature of creativity is fantastic.

The beginning of infinity

Started off well but got more and more convoluted. I stopped about half way through. Maybe I'm just too much below author's level of genius, but that's why I try books like this one.

Empowering read

I couldn't put it down, even though I'm neither a physicist, nor a philosopher. Deutsch makes epistemology, the study of knowledge and what can be known, very accessible to the general reader.

The Beginning of Infinity
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  • $13.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Science & Nature
  • Published: Jul 21, 2011
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Seller: PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
  • Print Length: 496 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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