The Dreams of Reason: The Computer and the Rise of the Sciences of Complexity

Heinz R. Pagels, Author, H Pagels, Author
Heinz R. Pagels, Author, H Pagels, Author Bantam Books $9.95 (356p) ISBN 978-0-553-34710-4
Reviewed on: 06/01/1989
Release date: 06/01/1989
Serious readers shouldn't be put off by the New Age imprint on the esteemed physicist's last work. Focusing here on three main themes--the advent of the sciences of complexity, the research role of computers and the philosophy of science, the late Pagels ``again demonstrates his gift for synthesizing complex scientific information into concise, readable prose,'' wrote PW. (July)
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