Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid

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Basic Books, Feb 5, 1999 - Philosophy - 824 pages
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G del, Escher, Bach is a Pulitzer PrizeĞwinning treatise exploring patterns and symbols in the thinking of mathematician Kurt G del, artist M. C. Escher and composer Johann Sebastian Bach. A groundbreaking book that has set the standard for interdisciplinary writing. A book every thinking reader must have.

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This is a book of brilliant insights separated by hundreds of pages of tangents. It touches on a ridiculous number of topics: number theory, music theory, fugues, art, physics, linguistics, literature ... Read full review

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Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas R. Hofstadter Where do I start? The book's theme is Gödel's proof that any system of logic can be shown to be incomplete--one can't get to all ... Read full review

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Douglas R. Hofstadter is a College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Science and Comparative Literature at Indiana University, Bloomington, where he also directs the Center for Research on Concepts and Cognition. He is also the author of The MindÕs I (with Daniel Dennett), Metamagical Themas, Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies, Le Ton beau de Marot, a verse translation of PushkinÕs novel in verse Eugene Onegin, I Am a Strange Loop, Translator Trader, and Surfaces and Essences (with Emmanuel Sander).

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