Description 
1 online resource (xx, 342 pages) : illustrations 
Series 
Princeton science library 

Princeton science library.

Contents 
Infinity  All the numbers  The unnameable  Robots and souls  The one and the many  The transfinite cardinals  Gödel's incompleteness theorems 
Summary 
Publisher description: In Infinity and the Mind, Rudy Rucker leads an excursion to that stretch of the universe he calls the "Mindscape," where he explores infinity in all its forms: potential and actual, mathematical and physical, theological and mundane. Rucker acquaints us with Godel's rotating universe, in which it is theoretically possible to travel into the past, and explains an interpretation of quantum mechanics in which billions of parallel worlds are produced every microsecond. It is in the realm of infinity, he maintains, that mathematics, science, and logic merge with the fantastic. By closely examining the paradoxes that arise from this merging, we can learn a great deal about the human mind, its powers, and its limitations. Using cartoons, puzzles, and quotations to enliven his text, Rucker guides us through such topics as the paradoxes of set theory, the possibilities of physical infinities, and the results of Gödel's incompleteness theorems 
Notes 
Originally published: Boston : Birkhäuser, 1982 
Bibliography 
Includes bibliographical references and index 
Notes 
Print version record 
Subject 
Infinite.


Logic, Symbolic and mathematical.


Set theory.

Form 
Electronic book

ISBN 
1400849047 (electronic bk.) 

9781400849048 (electronic bk.) 
