Goodbye Descartes: End of Logic and the Search for a New Cosmology of the Mind (Paperback)
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Short Description for Goodbye Descartes A notion, argued by Rene Descartes, is that our thought follows the rules of logic. In a narrative that travels from ancient times to today, this book shows how the concept of the mind as a logic machine developed and came to be so widely accepted.
- Published: 01 April 1998
- Format: Paperback 320 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780471251866 ISBN 10: 0471251860
- Sales rank: 1,203,256
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"[Goodbye, Descartes] is certain to attract attention and controversy..a fascinating journey to the edges of logical thinking and beyond." -Publishers Weekly (???) Critical Acclaim for Keith Devlin's Previous Book Mathematics: The Science of Patterns "A book such as this belongs in the personal library of everyone interested in learning about some of the most subtle and profound works of the human spirit." -American Scientist "Devlin's very attractive book is a well-written attempt to explain mathematics to educated nonmathematicians . the basic ideas are presented in a clear, concise, and easily understood manner. Highly recommended." -Choice "[Devlin] has found an interesting way of exhibiting how mathematics is unified . the author's presentation is a tour de force." -Mathematical Reviews A Selection of the Newbridge Library of Science and Reader's Subscription