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Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid


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. Gödel, Escher, Bach is a wonderful exploration of fascinating ideas…

G Del Escher Bach

Pub Date : 1979 | Author : Douglas R. Hofstadter | Publisher :

ISBN 10 : 0140179976
ISBN 13 : 9780140179972

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G Del Escher Bach

Pub Date : 1980 | Author : Douglas R. Hofstadter | Publisher : Vintage

ISBN 10 : 0394745027
ISBN 13 : 9780394745022

"A metaphorical fugue on minds and machines in the manner of Lewis Carroll"--Cover subtitle...


G Del Escher Bach

Pub Date : 1982 | Author : Douglas R. Hofstadter | Publisher :

ISBN 10 : OCLC:933815492
ISBN 13 :

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G Del Escher Bach

Pub Date : 2000 | Author : Douglas R. Hofstadter | Publisher : Penguin Group(CA)

ISBN 10 : 0140289208
ISBN 13 : 9780140289206

'What is a self and how can a self come out of inanimate matter?' This is the riddle that drove Douglas Hofstadter to write this extraordinary book. In order to impart his original..


I Am A Strange Loop

Pub Date : 2007-08-01 | Author : Douglas R. Hofstadter | Publisher : Basic Books

ISBN 10 : 9780465008377
ISBN 13 : 0465008372

Can thought arise out of matter? Can self, soul, consciousness, “I” arise out of mere matter? If it cannot, then how can you or I be here? I Am a Strange Loop argues that the k..


Metamagical Themas

Pub Date : 2008-08-04 | Author : Douglas Hofstadter | Publisher : Basic Books

ISBN 10 : 9780786723867
ISBN 13 : 0786723866

Hofstadter’s collection of quirky essays is unified by its primary concern: to examine the way people perceive and think...


The Mind S I

Pub Date : 1982 | Author : Douglas R. Hofstadter | Publisher : Bantam Dell Publishing Group

ISBN 10 : 0553345842
ISBN 13 : 9780553345841

Brilliant, shattering, mind-jolting, "The Mind's I" is a searching, probing nook--a cosmic journey of the mind--that goes deeply into the problem of self and self-consciousness as ..


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