The Fabric of Reality

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Penguin UK, Apr 14, 2011 - Science - 400 pages
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An extraordinary and challenging synthesis of ideas uniting Quantum Theory, and the theories of Computation, Knowledge and Evolution, Deutsch's extraordinary book explores the deep connections between these strands which reveal the fabric of realityin which human actions and ideas play essential roles.
 

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THE FABRIC OF REALITY: The Science of Parallel Universes--and Its Implications

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This is one of the most interesting and thought-provoking science books that I've read for a long, long time. Deutsch attempts to draw together four strands: quantum physics, knowledge theory ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
The Theory of Everything
Shadows
Problemsolving
Criteria for Reality
Virtual Reality
Universality and the Limits of Computation
Quantum Computers
The Nature of Mathematics
The First Quantum Concept
Time Travel
The Four Strands
The Ends of the Universe
Bibliography
Index

A Conversation About Justification
The Significance of Life

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DAVID DEUTSCH's research in quantum physics has been influential and highly acclaimed. He is a member of the Quantum Computation and Cryptography Research Group at the Clarendon Laboratory, Oxford University, and now lives and works in Oxford.

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