Rudy Rucker

Rudy Rucker takes readers on a journey to the region of the world he refers to as the “Mindscape” in Infinity and the Mind, where he examines infinity in all of its manifestations, including potential and actual, mathematical and physical, religious and every day. Rucker animates his book with cartoons, puzzles, and quotations while introducing us to astoundingly complex degrees of infinity, exploring the realms underneath our everyday experience, and explaining Kurt Gödel’s theory of the possibility of robot consciousness. Mathematics, science, and logic converge with the fantastic in the world of infinity. We discover important insights into the human mind, its capabilities, and its limitations by carefully scrutinizing the paradoxes that appear. A new introduction written by the author is included in this Princeton Science Library edition.