The Cambridge Quintet

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The Cambridge Quintet
AuthorJohn L. Casti
PublisherHelix Books/Addison-Wesley
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The Cambridge Quintet is a book written by John L. Casti and published by Helix Books/Addison Wesley in 1998.[1]


The book describes a fictitious dinner party hosted by C. P. Snow at a Cambridge University college in 1949. During the dinner party Snow and his guests discuss the limits of machines trying to simulate human thinking.[2] Snow's guests are Ludwig Wittgenstein, Erwin Schrödinger, J. B. S. Haldane and Alan Turing.[3]


  1. ^ The Cambridge Quintet at Complete Review
  2. ^ Amazon entry
  3. ^ Book entry at

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