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"A brilliant and exhilarating and profoundly eccentric book. It's about everything: art, science, philosophy, history, politics, evil, death, the future, infinity, bugs, thumbs, what have you...It hardly seems worth saying...that the chutzpah of this guy is almost beyond belief, and that any book with these sorts of ambitions is necessarily, in some overall sense, a failure, or a fraud, or a joke, or madness. But Deutsch...is so smart, and so strange, and so creative, and so inexhaustibly curious, and so vividly intellectually alive, that it is a distinct privilege, notwithstanding everything, to spend time in his head."

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"An adventurous, intellectually stimulating book on how problems are solved."

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"Both skeptical and optimistic, Deutsch devotes ingenious chapters to refuting ideas (empiricism, induction, holism) and philosophies (positivism, most modernism, post-modernism) that limit what we can learn...[a] provocative, imaginative investigation of human genius."

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David Deutsch is a member of the Quantum Computation and Cryptography Research Group at the Clarendon Laboratory, Oxford University. He is the author of The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations that Transform the World and The Fabric of Reality, which was shortlisted for the Rhone-Poulenc Science Book Prize in 1998.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08Z2THQWW
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Gildan Audio and Blackstone Publishing; Unabridged edition (March 1, 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Audio CD ‏ : ‎ 1 pages
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8200639410
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.2 x 5.7 inches
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