Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid

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Vintage Books, 1980 - Artificial intelligence - 777 pages
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"A metaphorical fugue on minds and machines in the manner of Lewis Carroll"--Cover subtitle.

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Great introduction to the recent edition. - Goodreads
Massively overhyped, atrocious writing. - Goodreads
Pretty pictures with hidden depth. - Goodreads
It's a compendium of the most varied sorts. - Goodreads
Couldn't read it tooooo damn difficult to read - Goodreads
Simply incredible writing. - Goodreads

Review: Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid

User Review  - Erik - Goodreads

I started out very interested in this book, but after a while, my interest waned drastically. I am not going to take the time to carefully analyze why, but the end result is that it couldn't hold my interest enough to make me want to see it through. I make it through about half of the book. Read full review

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User Review  - Kirby Obsidian - Goodreads

Brilliant!!! I absolutely love this book, for its inventiveness, for how it syntesizes and interweaves the knowledge, the insights and the 'elegance' of so many disciplines, and for its sense of play ... Read full review

About the author (1980)

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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