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 book well deserved the 1980 Pulitzer Prize it won. I obtained in the early 80s and read and reread it over many months and years. It is a very demanding book not light reading yet well worth it ... Read full review

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This book so far is great, except for the fact that there is no digital version, so I have to lug this thing around with me and sometimes I can't even carry it.

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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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