Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid (Paperback)

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    Douglas R. Hofstadter is College Professor of Cognitive Science and Computer Science at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. His previous books are the Pulitzer Prizewinning Godel, Escher, Bach; Metamagical Themas, The Mind’s I, Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies, Le Ton Beau de Marot, and Eugene Onegin.
    Douglas Hofstadter’s book is concerned directly with the nature of maps” or links between formal systems. However, according to Hofstadter, the formal system that underlies all mental activity transcends the system that supports it. If life can grow out of the formal chemical substrate of the cell, if consciousness can emerge out of a formal system of firing neurons, then so too will computers attain human intelligence. Godel Escher and Bach is a wonderful exploration of fascinating ideas at the heart of cognitive science: meaning, reduction, recursion, and much more.


    ISBN 9780465026562
    Genre PHILOSOPHY / General
    Format Paperback
    Pages 777
    Publisher Date 1999-02-04 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Basic Books
    Copyright Year 1979
    Height 9.25 in
    Wdth 5.75 in
    Thickness 1.25 in
    Unit weight 2.35 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle An Eternal Golden Braid
    Edition Number 20
    Edition Detail Anniversary
    Audience College/higher education
    Authors Hofstadter, Douglas R.
    Dimensions 8 in. H x 6 in. W x 1 in. D

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    • This book well deserved the 1980 Pulitzer Prize it won. I obtained in the early 80's and read and re-read it over many months and years. It is a very demanding book --- not light reading, yet well worth it. If you love thinking for thinking's sake, you will likely love this book. It is really beyond comparison.

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