The Big Picture

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Oneworld Publications, 2016. szept. 1. - 464 oldal
Where are we? Who are we? Do our beliefs, hopes and dreams mean anything out there in the void? Can human purpose and meaning ever fit into a scientific worldview? Acclaimed award-winning author Sean Carroll brings his extraordinary intellect to bear on the realms of knowledge, the laws of nature and the most profound questions about life, death and our place in it all. In a dazzlingly unique presentation, Carroll takes us through the scientific revolution’s avalanche of discoveries, from Darwin and Einstein to the origins of life, consciousness and the universe itself. Delving into the way the world works at the quantum, cosmic and human levels, he reveals how human values relate to scientific reality.

An extraordinary synthesis of cosmos-sprawling science and profound thought, The Big Picture is Carroll’s quest to explain our world. Destined to sit alongside the works of our greatest thinkers, from Stephen Hawking and Carl Sagan to Daniel Dennett and E. O. Wilson, this book shows that while our lives may be forever dwarfed by the immensity of the universe, they can be redeemed by our capacity to comprehend it and give it meaning.
 

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3. 5 would be a better rating. The science portion of the book was written in a fairly interesting and educating way. The philosophy portion of the book, and there is a lot of philosophy in it, was "thin gruel". Teljes értékelés elolvasása

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To say this is an ambitious book is an understatement. Just read the subtitle: On the Origins of Life, Meaning and the Universe Itself. The author, Sean Carroll, is a professor of physics at Cal Tech ... Teljes értékelés elolvasása

Tartalomjegyzék

Prologue
1
COSMOS
7
UNDERSTANDING
67
ESSENCE
151
COMPLEXITY
223
THINKING
315
CARING
385
The Equation Underlying You and Me
435
References
443
Further Reading
451
Acknowledgments
455
Copyright

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Sean Carroll is a theoretical physicist at the California Institute of Technology. In addition to the Royal Society Winton Prize, he has been awarded prizes and fellowships from the National Science Foundation, NASA, the American Physical Society and the American Institute of Physics. He lives in Los Angeles.

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