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The Emperor’s New Mind: Concerning Computers, Minds, and The Laws of Physics

Roger Penrose and Martin Gardner


For many decades, the proponents of `artificial intelligence' have maintained that computers will soon be able to do everything that a human can do. In his bestselling work of popular science, Sir Roger Penrose takes us on a fascinating tour through the basic principles of physics, cosmology, mathematics, and philosophy to show that human thinking can never be emulated by a machine. Oxford Landmark Science books are 'must-read' classics of modern science writing which have crystallized big ideas, and shaped the way we think.

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1989 Print ISBN-13: 9780198519737
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198519737.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Roger Penrose, author

Martin Gardner, author