The Frontiers Collection

The Computability of the World

How Far Can Science Take Us?

Authors: Küppers, Bernd-Olaf

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  • Addresses essential questions about the reach and power of science in describing and understanding the world
  • An interdisciplinary adventure, combining the approaches of physics, philosophy and biology
  • According to reviews of the German edition "A book no library should be without!"
  • Author is an internationally renown physicist and philosopher of science
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About this book

In this thought-provoking book Küppers, an internationally renowned physicist, philosopher and theoretical biologist, addresses a number of science's deepest questions: Can physics advance to the origin of all things and explain the unique phenomena of life, time and history? Are there unsolvable enigmas of the world? How did life originate? Is language a general phenomenon of Nature? What is time? Is it possible to express the history of the world in formulae? Where is science leading us? These and other provocative questions essential for a deeper understanding of the world are treated here in a refreshing and stimulating manner.

About the authors

Bernd-Olaf Küppers, born in 1944, is an internationally renowned physicist and philosopher of science. For many years he was engaged in research at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry (Göttingen). Thereafter, he was professor of natural philosophy at the university of Jena. His main research field is the origin and evolution of genetic information. He is author and editor of numerous books, including the monographs “Molecular Theory of Evolution” and “Information and the Origin of Life”. He has been recognized with, among other things, memberships of the German National Academy of Sciences and the Academia Europaea (London).

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Is Absolute Knowledge of the World Possible?

    Pages 1-15

    Küppers, Bernd-Olaf

  • Are There Unsolvable World Enigmas?

    Pages 17-33

    Küppers, Bernd-Olaf

  • How Could Life Have Originated?

    Pages 35-65

    Küppers, Bernd-Olaf

  • What Is Information?

    Pages 67-84

    Küppers, Bernd-Olaf

  • Is Language a General Principle of Nature?

    Pages 85-101

    Küppers, Bernd-Olaf

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Hardcover 31,19 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Computability of the World
Book Subtitle
How Far Can Science Take Us?
Authors
Translated by
Woolley, P.
Series Title
The Frontiers Collection
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-67369-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-67369-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-67367-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88421-9
Series ISSN
1612-3018
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 200
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 38 illustrations in colour
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