A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines. Janna Levin.

A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006. First Edition (stated), First Printing. Hardcover. Used - Very Good/Fine. Quarter cloth boards with silver lettering to spine. Clean, unmarked, tight. Deckled fore edge. 15 x 22 cm. 230 pp. / Fine. Item #12758

Kurt Gödel’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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