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A madman dreams of Turing machines / Janna Levin.

By: Levin, Janna [author.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York, New York : Anchor Books, 2007Copyright date: �2006Edition: First Anchor books edition.Description: 230 pages ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781400032402; 1400032407.Other title: Turing machines.Subject(s): G�odel, Kurt -- Fiction | Turing, Alan Mathison, 1912-1954 -- Fiction | Logicians -- Fiction | Mathematicians -- Fiction | Genius -- Fiction | Philosophy -- FictionSummary: Overview: Kurt Godel's Incompleteness Theorems sent shivers through Vienna's intellectual circles and directly challenged Ludwig Wittgenstein's dominant philosophy. Alan Turing's mathematical genius helped him break the Nazi Enigma Code during WWII. Though they never met, their lives strangely mirrored one another - both were brilliant, and both met with tragic ends. Here, a mysterious narrator intertwines these parallel lives into a double helix of genius and anguish, wonderfully capturing not only two radiant, fragile minds but also the zeitgeist of the era.
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Overview: Kurt Godel's Incompleteness Theorems sent shivers through Vienna's intellectual circles and directly challenged Ludwig Wittgenstein's dominant philosophy. Alan Turing's mathematical genius helped him break the Nazi Enigma Code during WWII. Though they never met, their lives strangely mirrored one another - both were brilliant, and both met with tragic ends. Here, a mysterious narrator intertwines these parallel lives into a double helix of genius and anguish, wonderfully capturing not only two radiant, fragile minds but also the zeitgeist of the era.

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