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Published: 12 December 2002

640 Pages | 146 b&w figures

5 x 7-3/4 inches

ISBN: 9780192861986

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The Emperor's New Mind

Concerning Computers, Minds, and the Laws of Physics

Roger Penrose
With a foreword by Martin Gardner

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In this absorbing and frequently contentious book, eminent physicist Roger Penrose puts forward his view that there are some facets of human thinking that can never be emulated by a machine. He takes the reader on a dazzling tour of the physics of consciousness as he examines what physics and mathematics can tell us about how the mind works, what they can't, and what we need to know to understand the physical processes of consciousness.