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Goldstein, Rebecca 1950-

Works: 67 works in 206 publications in 4 languages and 9,484 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Novels  Philosophical fiction  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  Ghost stories  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3557.O398, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Rebecca Goldstein
Most widely held works by Rebecca Goldstein
Plato at the Googleplex : why philosophy won't go away by Rebecca Goldstein( Book )

17 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the acclaimed writer and thinker--whose award-winning books include both fiction and non-fiction--a dazzlingly original plunge into the drama of philosophy, revealing its hidden but essential role in today's debates on love, religion, politics, and science. Imagine that Plato came to life in the 21st century and set out on a multi-city speaking tour: How would he handle a host on Fox News who challenges him on religion and morality? How would he mediate a debate on the best way to raise a child between a Freudian psychoanalyst and a Tiger Mom? How would he answer a neuroscientist who, about to scan Plato's brain, argues that all his philosophical problems can be solved by our new technologies? What would he make of Google, and the idea that knowledge can be crowdsourced rather than reasoned out by experts? With a philosopher's depth and a novelist's imagination, Rebecca Newberger Goldstein probes the deepest issues confronting us--from sexuality and child-rearing to morality and the meaning of life--by allowing us to eavesdrop on Plato as he encounters the modern world. By reviving the Platonic art of the dialogue for the 21st century, she demonstrates that the questions he first posed continue to confound and enlarge us"--
36 arguments for the existence of God : a work of fiction by Rebecca Goldstein( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elevated to celebrity by his best-selling book, psychology professor Cass Seltzer finds his relationship with a fellow theorist challenged by a former girlfriend's invitation to join her biochemistry experiment in immortality, an effort that is further complicated by his ongoing quest to understand religion
Incompleteness : the proof and paradox of Kurt Gödel by Rebecca Goldstein( Book )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An introduction to the life and thought of Kurt Gödel, who transformed our conception of math forever"--Provided by publisher
Betraying Spinoza : the renegade Jew who gave us modernity by Rebecca Goldstein( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of the renegade seventeenth-century Jewish philosopher examines the events of his life, his heretical writings and his excommunication by Amsterdam's Jewish community, and the cultural and religious context and influence of his ideas
The mind-body problem : a novel by Rebecca Goldstein( Book )

19 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renee's problem, according to her best friend, is that she thinks "the male sexual organ is the brain." Dissatisfied with her marriage to a mathematical genius, Renee Feuer struggles to reconcile her intellectual and physical desires in a startlingly sexy and mordantly funny tale about the life of the mind
Mazel by Rebecca Goldstein( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A three-generation saga of Jewish women through the eyes of actress Sasha Saunders, the grandmother. The novel follows her from rural Poland to the hectic cultural life of pre-war Warsaw, to modern-day America where she organizes the life of her daughter, a 1960s flower child, and her granddaughter, a square mathematician--all the while reflecting on the role of "mazel," that capricious imp of fortune which governs our lives. By the author of The Mind-Body Problem
Properties of light : a novel of love, betrayal and quantum physics by Rebecca Goldstein( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three physicists, a father, daughter, and her lover, struggle with problems of quantum mechanics and the nature of light as well as feelings of love end envy
The dark sister by Rebecca Goldstein( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The late-summer passion of a woman of mind by Rebecca Goldstein( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strange attractors by Rebecca Goldstein( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rebecca Goldstein's first novel. The Mind-Body Problem, established her as a writer of uncommon talent and versatility. Her most recent, The Dark Sister, caused one reviewer to comment that, "with this book, one has the exhilarating sense of reading a writer who has discovered the full possibilities of her talent." And, as you might expect from a writer trained as a philosopher, Rebecca Goldstein turns the full force of her dazzling energy and intelligence to this, her first collection of stories. These are stories that carry the weight and complexity of novels, whose characters are so beautifully developed that they come to haunt the reader long after the last page has been turned. Only Rebecca Goldstein could give us a heroine who studies the mathematics of soap bubbles - and responds to the rapture of infatuation by reciting Shakespeare in Yiddish. And only Rebecca Goldstein could depict with unswerving accuracy a group of Olympian intellects made childlike by the appearance of a double rainbow in a French sky." "These are just some of the marvelous, magical, and unlikely things that happen in Strange Attractors - a collection of stories that reveals the deep, mysterious ties between seemingly unrelated lives. Goldstein is both an immensely gifted writer and erudite philosopher, and her characters think as intensely as they feel. Out of the interaction of thought and feeling, mind and heart, come these seven ambitious and splendidly witty explorations of the labyrinths of consciousness, the fragile mysteries of love, and the forces that - like the mathematical notion of "strange attractors" - bring a secret order to the chaotic randomness of life."--BOOK JACKET
Bill Moyers: Genesis : a living conversation( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moyers leads small-group discussions on the Book of Genesis with people of diverse backgrounds, professions, and faith traditions
Reading Genesis : beginnings by Beth Kissileff( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new collection fills Genesis with meaning, gathering intellectuals and thinkers who use their professional knowledge to illuminate the Biblical text. These writers use insights from psychology, law, political science, literature, and other scholarly fields, to create an original constellation of modern Biblical readings, and receptions of Genesis: A scientist of appetite on Eve's eating behavior; law professors on contracts in Genesis and psychologists on facial recognition; an anthropologist on end of life issues and a historian on the nature of human strife in the Cain and Abel story; political scientists on the nature of Biblical games, Abraham's resistance and collective action"--
Great dialogues of Plato : complete text of The republic, the apology, Crito, Phaedo, Ion, Meno, Symposium by Plato( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A translation of the complete texts of "The Republic," "The Apology," "Crito," "Phaido," "Ion," "Meno," and "Symposium" reveals the genius of Plato as he struggled with education, justice, the "philosopher king," and utopian visions of society
Kurt Gödel : Jahrhundertmathematiker und großer Entdecker by Rebecca Goldstein( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in German and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zesendertig argumenten voor het bestaan van God : een roman by Rebecca Goldstein( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Dutch and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een joodse godsdienstpsycholoog heeft succes met een boek waarin hij het bestaan van God op logische gronden verwerpt, maar voelt een groeiend heimwee naar zijn joodse wortels
Haggadah by Jonathan Safran Foer( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Read each year around the Seder table, the "Haggadah" recounts through prayer and song the extraordinary story of Exodus, when Moses led the ancient Israelites out of slavery in Egypt to wander through the desert for forty years before reaching the Promised Land. In this new version of the traditional "Haggadah" text, Jonathan Safran Foer brings together some of the most preeminent voices of our time. Nathan Englander's new translation, beautifully designed and illustrated in full colour by the Israeli artist and typographer Oded Ezer, is accompanied by thought-provoking commentaries by four major Jewish writers and thinkers: Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, Lemony Snicket, Jeffrey Goldberg and Nathaniel Deutsch; plus a timeline by Mia Sara Bruch
Demons, dreamers, and madmen; the defense of reason in Descartes's Meditations by Harry G Frankfurt( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this classic work, best-selling author Harry Frankfurt provides a compelling analysis of the question that not only lies at the heart of Descartes's Meditations, but also constitutes the central preoccupation of modern philosophy: on what basis can reason claim to provide any justification for the truth of our beliefs? Demons, Dreamers, and Madmen provides an ingenious account of Descartes's defense of reason against his own famously skeptical doubts that he might be a madman, dreaming, or, worse yet, deceived by an evil demon into believing falsely. Frankfurt's masterful and imaginative reading of Descartes's seminal work not only stands the test of time; one imagines Descartes himself nodding in agreement
Gödel : paradoja y vida by Rebecca Goldstein( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De onbekende Spinoza by Rebecca Goldstein( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Dutch and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leven en denken van Spinoza (1632-1677), belicht vanuit zijn joodse achtergrond
Moses Haym Luzzatto's Lah-yʼ Shaw-riem Tehilaw : ("Praise for Righteousness) by Moshe Ḥayyim Luzzatto( Book )

3 editions published in 1915 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Incompleteness : the proof and paradox of Kurt Gödel
Alternative Names
Goldstein, Rebecca Newberger

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Goldsteinová, Rebecca 1950-

Newberger Goldstein, Rebecca

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Rebecca Goldstein American novelist, short story writer, biographer, philosopher

Rebecca Goldstein americká filozofka

Rebecca Goldstein Amerikaans auteur

Rebecca Goldstein romancière, nouvelliste, biographe et philosophe américaine

Rebecca Goldstein US-amerikanische Philosophin

Голдштейн, Ребекка

גולדסטין, רבקה 1950-

רבקה גולדסטיין

ربکا گلدشتاین نویسنده و فیلسوف آمریکایی

골드스타인, 레베카 1950-

골드스타인, 리베카 1950-

English (134)

Spanish (6)

German (6)

Dutch (2)

Incompleteness : the proof and paradox of Kurt GödelBetraying Spinoza : the renegade Jew who gave us modernityThe mind-body problem : a novelMazelProperties of light : a novel of love, betrayal and quantum physicsThe dark sisterStrange attractorsDemons, dreamers, and madmen; the defense of reason in Descartes's Meditations