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Rebecca Goldstein

Rebecca Newberger Goldstein received her doctorate in philosophy from Princeton University. Her award-winning books include the novels The Mind-Body Problem, Properties of Light, 36 Arguments for the Existence of God: A Work of Fiction and nonfiction studies of Kurt Gödel and Baruch Spinoza. Her most recent work, Plato at the Googleplex, was released from Pantheon in March of 2014. She has received a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, has been designated a Humanist of the Year and a Freethought Heroine, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She lives in Massachusetts.

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36 Arguments for the Existence of God
Written by Rebecca Goldstein
Vintage | Trade Paperback | February 2011
$16.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-45671-7 (0-307-45671-4)

From the author of The Mind-Body Problem: a witty and intoxicating novel of ideas that plunges into the great debate between faith and reason.
 
At the center is Cass Seltzer, a professor of psychology whose book, The Varieties of Religious Illusion, has become a surprise best seller. Dubbed “the atheist with a... Read more






Betraying Spinoza
Written by Rebecca Goldstein
Schocken | Trade Paperback | August 2009
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-8052-1159-7 (0-8052-1159-4)

Part of the Jewish Encounter series

In 1656, Amsterdam’s Jewish community excommunicated Baruch Spinoza, and, at the age of twenty–three, he became the most famous heretic in Judaism. He was already germinating a secularist challenge to religion that would be as radical as it was original. He went on to produce one... Read more






The Dark Sister
Written by Rebecca Goldstein
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | March 1993
$19.00/23.50(Canada) | 978-0-14-017247-8 (0-14-017247-5)

Hedda, a writer of angry feminist novels, has fled New York City to write in solitude in an old house on the coast of Maine. Her only interruptions come in unwelcome phone calls from her self-absorbed and many-times divorced sister Stella, describing the sessions with her psychoanalyst. Between the sisters there... Read more






The Mind-Body Problem
Written by Rebecca Goldstein
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | March 1993
$16.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-017245-4 (0-14-017245-9)

The hilarious underground bestseller about one woman’s pursuit of carnal pleasure—and the philosophy that gets in the way.

When Renee Feuer goes to college, one of the first lessons she tries to learn is how to liberate herself from the restrictions of her Orthodox Jewish background. As she discovers the pleasures... Read more






Plato at the Googleplex
Written by Rebecca Goldstein
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 2015
$16.95/19.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-45672-4 (0-307-45672-2)

Is philosophy obsolete? Are the ancient questions still relevant in the age of cosmology and neuroscience, not to mention crowd-sourcing and cable news? The acclaimed philosopher and novelist Rebecca Newberger Goldstein provides a dazzlingly original plunge into the drama of philosophy, revealing its hidden role in today’s debates on religion, morality...

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Strange Attractors
Written by Rebecca Goldstein
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | February 1994
$16.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-017246-1 (0-14-017246-7)

A National Jewish Honor Book composed of seven short stories from the author of The Mind-Body Problem.
 
A mathematician studies the geometry of soap bubbles and responds to the rapture of infatuation by reciting Shakespeare in Yiddish. A group of Olympian intellects is made childlike by the appearance of a... Read more





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