- A Brief Tour of Human Consciousness
A Brief Tour of Human Consciousness: From Impostor Poodles to Purple Numbers: Books: V. S. Ramachandran
Amazon.com: A Brief Tour of Human Consciousness: From Impostor Poodles to Purple Numbers (9780131872783): V. S. Ramachandran: Books
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- A president and a pope
Reagan and John Paul II
- Accidental Mind
The Accidental Mind: How Brain Evolution Has Given Us Love, Memory, Dreams, and God: Books: David J. Linden
Amazon.com: The Accidental Mind: How Brain Evolution Has Given Us Love, Memory, Dreams, and God (9780674024786): David J. Linden: Books
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- Bob Shaw
Bob Shaw: Books (SF author, wrote the Slow Glass stories)
- Boojums All the Way through
Communicating Science in a Prosaic Age: N. David Mermin
- Dawn of Human Culture
Often, a student of prehistory encounters, sometime during his or her career, an incongruous or otherwise striking observation that may serve to crystallize a wide range of ideas into a new structure for examining the scattered evidence of the past. The observations that actually spark such flashes of insight are rarely identified in scientific papers, and indeed they may remain en
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- Decoding Reality
Decoding Reality: The Universe as Quantum Information (9780199237692): Vlatko Vedral: Books
- From Latin to Spanish
From Latin to Spanish: Historical Phonology and Morphology of the Spanish Language (Memoirs of the American Philosophical Society). ToC etc. accessible at books.google.com
- God Chance and Necessity
God Chance and Necessity (9781851681167): Keith Ward (see Wikipedia article about him)
- Godel's Theorem: An Incomplete Guide to Its Use and Abuse
Among the many expositions of Gödel's incompleteness theorems written for non-specialists, this book stands apart. With exceptional clarity, Franzén gives careful, non-technical explanations both of what those theorems say and, more importantly, what they do not.
- Inevitable Humans in a Lonely Universe
Simon Conway Morris: Inevitable Humans in a Lonely Universe
- Lightness of Being
Truth, Beauty, and physics
- Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray
The New Golden Age
Amazon.com: Mathematics: The New Golden Age (9780231116381): Keith J. Devlin: Books
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- Mind of God
Mind of God: The Scientific Basis for a Rational World: Paul Davies Are we but ideas in the mind of God? Platonic forms in one of many infinite universes? Davies (Theoretical Physics/Univ. of Adelaide, Australia; co-author, The Matter Myth, p. 1510, etc.) increasingly assumes the mantle of metaphysician as he probes once again theories of origin and destiny, space and time, and creation by design or chance. Some of this tracks familiar Davies ground: a reprise of Plato and Aristotle, Aquinas and Newton, Hoyle and Hawking.
- Mindful Universe: Quantum Mechanics and the Participating Observer: Henry P. Stapp
In his new book, Stapp insists that the "causal closure of the physical", in particular concerning quantum theory, is an untenable myth. He elaborates on ideas of Bohr, von Neumann, Heisenberg and, from a philosophical point of view, James and Whitehead to sketch a complex picture in which the physical and the mental are emphatically conditioned by each other. Stapp's wide-ranging proposal offers stimulating reading, a strong sense of conceptual coherence and intuitive appeal, and empirical predictions that deserve to be refined and tested.
- On Physics and Philosophy: Bernard d'Espagnat
This highly credentialed French physicist applies the disciplines of quantum field theory and philosophy to refute assumptions commonly held by scientists, philosophers, and lay people about what is "real," and to sort out such views as are consonant with experimental data. I take pleasure in D'Espangnat's clean writing, his dedication to accuracy, and his insistence on addressing the ground from which our concepts arise. Here D'Espagnat expands on his earlier work regarding "veiled reality." The book is accessible to lay intellectuals who like to savor ideas and reflect on them.
- Our Mathematical Universe
My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality: Max Tegmark: Max Tegmark leads us on an astonishing journey through past, present and future, and through the physics, astronomy and mathematics that are the foundation of his work, most particularly his hypothesis that our physical reality is a mathematical structure and his theory of the ultimate multiverse.
- Pearl: Why?
Pearl: Why? (not same as book by him I already have)
- Pi in the Sky: Counting, Thinking, and Being
Math and the universe
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