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A World Without Time: the Forgotten Legacy of Godel and Einstein

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In 1942, the logician Kurt Godel and Albert Einstein became close friends; they walked to and from their offices every day, exchanging ideas about science, philosophy, politics, and the lost world of German science. By 1949, Godel had produced a remarkable proof: In any universe described by the Theory of Relativity, time cannot exist. Einstein endorsed this result reluctantly but he could find no way to refute it, since then, neither has anyone else. Yet cosmologists and philosophers alike have proceeded as if this discovery was never made. In A World Without Time, Palle Yourgrau sets out to restore Godel to his rightful place in history, telling the story of two magnificent minds put on the shelf by the scientific fashions of their day, and attempts to rescue the brilliant work they did together.

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A World Without Time, sets out to restore Godel to his rightful place in history and attempts to rescue the brilliant work he did with Albert Einstein.

About the Author

Palle Yourgrau is a Professor of Philosophy at Brandeis University. His 1999 monograph Gödel Meets Einstein, the only book-length work on Gödel's cosmological ideas, has caused a resurgence of interest among philosophers in Gödel's ideas about time and relativity. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780465092949
Author:
Yourgrau, Palle
Publisher:
Basic Books (AZ)
Subject:
History
Subject:
Relativity
Subject:
Time
Subject:
General science
Subject:
History of Science-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20060231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 9 oz

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