The Beginning of Infinity

Explanations That Transform the World

A bold exploration of the nature and progress of knowledge from one of today's great thinkers.

By David Deutsch Read by Walter Dixon Nonfiction / Philosophy / Science English, Unabridged 20h 1m Sell Sheet
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Description
							Throughout history, mankind has struggled to understand life's mysteries, from  the mundane to the seemingly miraculous. In this important new book, David  Deutsch, an award-winning pioneer in the field of quantum computation, argues  that explanations have a fundamental place in the universe. They have unlimited  scope and power to cause change, and the quest to improve them is the basic  regulating principle not only of science but of all successful human endeavor.  This stream of ever improving explanations has infinite reach, according to  Deutsch: we are subject only to the laws of physics, and they impose no upper  boundary to what we can eventually understand, control, and achieve.
Reviews

“Provocative and persuasive…Mr. Deutsch’s previous tome, The Fabric of Reality, took a broad-ranging sweep…The Beginning of Infinity is equally bold, addressing subjects from artificial intelligence to the evolution of culture and of creativity; its conclusions are just as profound.” - The Economist