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Here's where I first learned about formal linguistic systems, which forever changed the course of my intellectual pursuits. Worth read and rereading. Read full review

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Heavens! Hofstadter created a deep rabbit hole full of delicious reasoning "just" to make Gödel's proof palatable. The result is impossibly yummy because he connected together three genius Gödel (logician), Escher (artist) and Bach (composer). Armed with wit and ingenuity, he goes about showing off isomorphisms among mathematics, art and music. He even teases you with Lewis Carroll type of dialogs. Suddenly you are chewing very complex ideas but having lots of fun. The main goal is of course understand how the smart-stupids (computers) could outperform the human brain. In the end, he jumps in his own damn book bringing Babbage and Turing to close the whole thing brilliantly. While(true){WOW!}. 

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