The Large, the Small and the Human Mind

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The Large, the Small, and the Human Mind
Hardcover edition
Author Roger Penrose
Language English
Subject Popular science
Genre Non-fiction
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Publication date
Media type Print
Pages 224 pp.
ISBN 978-0521785723

The Large, the Small, and the Human Mind is a popular science book by British theoretical physicist Roger Penrose. The book was published by Cambridge University Press in 1997.


The book includes criticism of his work on physics and consciousness by Abner Shimony, Nancy Cartwright, and Stephen Hawking.[1] The book was preceded by The Emperor's New Mind, published in 1989, and Shadows of the Mind, published in 1994.[2]


  1. ^ "The Large, the Small and the Human Mind". Cambridge University Press. Retrieved July 28, 2012. 
  2. ^ Penrose, Roger (1994). Shadows of the Mind. Cambridge University Press. p. xi. ISBN 0198539789.