A bold and all-embracing exploration of the nature and progress of knowledge from one of today's great thinkers. Throughout history, mankind has struggled to understand life's mysteries, from the mundane to the seemingly miraculous. In this important new book, David Deutsch, an award-winning pioneer in the field of quantum computation, argues that explanations have a fundamental place in the universe. They have unlimited scope and power to cause change, and the quest to improve them is the basic regulating principle not only of science but of all successful human endeavor. This stream of ever improving explanations has infinite reach, according to Deutsch: we are subject only to the laws of physics, and they impose no upper boundary to what we can eventually understand, control, and achieve. In his previous book, The Fabric of Reality, Deutsch describe the four deepest strands of existing knowledge-the theories of evolution, quantum physics, knowledge, and computation-arguing jointly they reveal a unified fabric of reality. In this new book, he applies that worldview to a wide range of issues and unsolved problems, from creativity and free will to the origin and future of the human species. Filled with startling new conclusions about human choice, optimism, scientific explanation, and the evolution of culture, The Beginning of Infinity is a groundbreaking book that will become a classic of its kind.
If all around you was empty darkness and this was all that you knew, would you strive for enlightened space? If you were as blind as love, would you search for a purpose in yourself and others? Ethan Reynas The Beginnings of Infinity is a fictional odyssey of a molecule of emotion. It is a quest whose goal illuminates the true purpose of love and the value of friendship. In this book, we will all journey with love to share all that we have with every being we meet and discover our true purpose in the universe. Even when we reach the end of the end, there is no surprise that there is infinitely more.
Want more free books like this? Download our app for free at https://www.QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries. The Beginning of Infinity invites readers to explore the evolution of scientific thought through a critical study of the human search for knowledge as articulated by leading physicist David Deutsch. Physicist David Deutsch posits that all progress-- whether linguistic, scientific, or philosophical in nature-- stems from the marvelous and persistent human quest for knowledge. Taking readers on a journey through the boundless depths of human creativity, Deutsch explores the concept of knowledge as “the beginning of infinity.”
Release on 2012-04 | by Bruno Curfs,Bruno Curfs M.Sc.
Using the Hebrew Alphabet As Secret Wisdom Key
Author: Bruno Curfs,Bruno Curfs M.Sc.
Pubpsher: Xlibris Corporation
[For your convenience there is a dedicated website available, click here. Also connect on Facebook!] With The End Of Religion, The Beginning Of Self readers can look forward to an in-depth analysis, profound interpretation and insightful reflection of the Bible. This spectacular read freely shares a thought-provoking perspective about famous and less famous Bible stories and their practical significance in the reader's life. Every letter of the Hebrew Alphabet is explained in a separate chapter and in many different ways, as a letter and as a letter-name, as a number and as a number-name, as part of scripture and as part of words. This technique is one of the most important legacies given to human kind. There is no doubt scientists will be baffled by this innovative knowledge for centuries to come, especially when they get wind of its applications. Exhilarating, this read contains poems, riddles and appendices for extra depth and emphasis. So what are you waiting for? Let this book open the doors to a greater and more profound understanding about life, the universe and everything!
Henry Stubbe (1632–1676) was an extraordinary English scholar who challenged his contemporaries by writing about Islam as a monotheistic revelation in continuity with Judaism and Christianity. His major work, The Originall & Progress of Mahometanism, was the first English text to document the Prophet Muhammad's life positively, celebrate the Qur'an as a divine revelation, and praise the Muslim toleration of Christians, undermining a long legacy of European prejudice and hostility. Nabil Matar, a leading scholar of Islamic-British relations, standardizes Stubbe's text and situates it within England's theological and intellectual climate in the seventeenth century. He shows how, to draw a historical portrait of Muhammad, Stubbe embraced travelogues, Latin commentaries, studies on Jewish customs and Scripture, and, most important, Arabic chronicles, many written by medieval Christian Arabs who had lived in the midst of the Islamic polity. No European writer before or for a long time after Stubbe produced anything similar to what he wrote about Muhammad the "great Prophet," Ali the "gallant" advocate, and the "standing miracle" of the Qur'an. Stubbe's book therefore makes a unique contribution to the study of the representation of Islam in Western thought.
This book offers 27 interviews with distinguished intellectuals from different fields of expertise, presenting their viewpoints about the existence and nonexistence of God, the roles of religion and science, and other related—and controversial—topics. * Contributors include distinguished scholars and investigators with both religious and nonreligious worldviews * New interviews, never published before, provide unique and accessible insight into the current thinking of prominent scholars * Provides various viewpoints on controversial topics in a civil, respectful manner
The book is a historical investigation of the problem of infinity in Greek ontology and physics - more specifically, the problem of the infinite size of the world and of its eternal existence, the problem of the infinity of worlds, of infinite divisibility of matter, of infinity of attributes or attribute modes (e.g., infinity of atom shapes), and the problem of infinity of nonphysical entities such as mathematical constructs. The view espoused here is that infinity was of paramount importance for Greek philosophers even if it was not explicitly discussed by them. It served as an unspoken assumption without which Greek philosophy could hardly be possible.
Levinas writes that Rosenzweig is too present in his work to be cited. This cryptic suggestion is unfolded into an in-depth confrontation. Both philosophers implement the same speculative gesture. Rosenzweig writes in post-Hegelian times; Levinas's thinking is enriched by phenomenology and marked by the Holocaust. Their critical exploration of the relationship to the infinite offers radically new perspectives on the language, the time and the other. The confrontation raises serious questions. How is a concept of alterity possible without accepting an identity? What are the concealed presuppositions? The questions lead to a critical analysis that cautiously explores the boundaries of dialogical thinking. But it is also the expression of the esteem held for the strong power of inspiration. As such, this book is both a critique and a tribute to Rosenzweig and Levinas. The book contains an exhaustive bibliography of the comparative studies. The manuscript was gold awarded by the Teylers Fellowship of Haarlem (the Netherlands).