The Large, the Small and the Human Mind

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The Large, the Small, and the Human Mind
Cover of the hardcover edition
AuthorRoger Penrose
SubjectPopular science
PublisherCambridge University Press
Publication date
Media typePrint
Pages224 pp.

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.