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 PrizeÐwinning 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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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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This is probably one of the most consistently difficult and enlightening books I've ever come across. Completely wonderful - it took me three tries over five years to finish it the first time, and ... 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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