The Large, the Small and the Human Mind

  title={The Large, the Small and the Human Mind},
  author={Roger Penrose and Malcolm S. Longair},
From the Publisher: Roger Penrose's views on the large-scale physics of the universe, the small-scale world of quantum physics and the physics of the mind are controversial and widely discussed. The Large, the Small and the Human Mind is a fascinating and accessible summary of Roger Penrose's current thinking on those areas of physics in which he feels there are major unresolved problems. It is also a stimulating introduction to the radically new concepts which he believes will be fruitful in… 
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