Conversations on mind, matter, and mathematics / (Record no. 5406)

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LC control number 94037370
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International Standard Book Number 9780691004051
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International Standard Book Number 0691087598
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Language code of text/sound track or separate title eng
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Classification number QA8.4
Item number .C4313 1995
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Classification number 510/.1
Edition number 20
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Relator code aut
Personal name Changeux, Jean-Pierre.
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Uniform title Matière à pensée.
Language of a work English
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Title Conversations on mind, matter, and mathematics /
Statement of responsibility, etc. Jean-Pierre Changeux, Alain Connes ; edited and translated by M.B. DeBevoise.
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Edition statement Rev. ed.
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Place of publication, distribution, etc. Princeton, N.J. :
Name of publisher, distributor, etc. Princeton University Press,
Date of publication, distribution, etc. 1995, 1998.
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Extent xii, 260 p. :
Other physical details ill. ;
Dimensions 23 cm.
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General note Includes index.
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Formatted contents note 1. Mathematics and the Brain --- 2. Plato as Materialist? --- 3. Nature Made to Order --- 4. The neuronal Mathematician --- 5. Darwin among the Mathematicians --- 6. Thinking Machines --- 7. The Real and the Rational ---- Epilogue: Ethical Questions.
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Summary, etc. Do numbers and the other objects of mathematics enjoy a timeless existence independent of human minds, or are they the products of cerebral invention? Do we discover them, as Plato supposed and many others have believed since, or do we construct them? Does mathematics constitute a universal language that in principle would permit human beings to communicate with extraterrestrial civilizations elsewhere in the universe, or is it merely an earthly language that owes its accidental existence to the peculiar evolution of neuronal networks in our brains? Does the physical world actually obey mathematical laws, or does it seem to conform to them simply because physicists have increasingly been able to make mathematical sense of it? Jean-Pierre Changeux, an internationally renowned neurobiologist, and Alain Connes, one of the most eminent living mathematicians, find themselves deeply divided by these questions. The problematic status of mathematical objects leads Changeux and Connes to the organization and function of the brain, the ways in which its embryonic and post-natal development influences the unfolding of mathematical reasoning and other kinds of thinking, and whether human intelligence can be simulated, modeled,--or actually reproduced-- by mechanical means. The two men go on to pose ethical questions, inquiring into the natural foundations of morality and the possibility that it may have a neural basis underlying its social manifestations. This vivid record of profound disagreement and, at the same time, sincere search for mutual understanding, follows in the tradition of Poincare, Hadamard, and von Neumann in probing the limits of human experience and intellectual possibility. Why order should exist in the world at all, and why it should be comprehensible to human beings, is the question that lies at the heart of these remarkable dialogues.
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Awards note Short-listed for Choice's Outstanding Academic Books 1995 (United States)
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Topical term or geographic name as entry element Mathematics
General subdivision Philosophy.
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Topical term or geographic name as entry element Neuropsychology.
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Personal name Connes, Alain.
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Personal name DeBevoise, M. B.
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Title Matière à pensée
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Cataloger initials G. G. N. Angilella
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