A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines

Kurt Gdel'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.
Product Overview
ISBN 9781400032402
Categories Fiction, Historical Fiction
Author(s) Janna Levin
Publisher Anchor Books
Pages 240
Format Paperback
Dimensions 13cm x 1.9cm x 20.3cm
Weight 0.28 kg
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