Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid

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Vintage Books, 1979 - Artificial intelligence. - 800 pages
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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 at the heart of cognitive science: meaning, reduction, recursion, and much more.

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this book was full of wordplay, sentence play, chapter play and whimsy. a whimsical book that introduces you to number theory, formal systems, and the mechanics of DNA. i really enjoyed the author's ... Read full review

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Contents

The MUpuzzle
33
Figure and Ground
64
Cretan Labyrinth
119
Copyright

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Douglas R. Hofstadter is College of Arts and Sciences Professor of computer science and cognitive science at Indiana University and author of the Pulitzer-prize winning "G?del, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid".

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