The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations That Transform the World

Number of Pages: 487

ISBN: 0670022756

ISBN-13: 9780670022755

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The Beginning of Infinity, Chapter 15. Better yet, read the whole book (slowly and carefully).

Finally, someone nominates Beginning of Infinity! What a great book.

Unsurprisingly I recommend (1) “The Fabric of Reality” (2) “The Beginning of Infinity” by @DavidDeutschOxf . Concurrently watch his talks on YouTube (see @dela3499’s playlist here [link] ) Then if you need more: read Popper for philosophy, Feynman for physics.

That’s my favorite book

I've referred to myself as a 'Rational Optimist' (which I think implies the need for skepticism) since first reading @DavidDeutschOxf's "The Beginning of Infinity" which I've recently reread and recommend highly.

A deep theory of why humanity is destined to make progress may be found in David Deutsch’s dazzling The Beginning of Infinity. Deutsch presents science as a force for betterment, since it impels us to explain the world while forcing us to acknowledge our fallibility.

Recommended under The best book you’ve read in 2022? (asked by Patrick OShaughnessy)

Not because I agreed with it all, but The Beginning of Infinity was 👌

The Beginning of Infinity hurt my brain in a great way -

Deutsch has an important message . . . that our destiny is to be explainers of the world around us, and explaining is the key to our mastery. . . . He writes clearly and thinks wisely. His book could help the world toward better ways of dealing with its problems.