Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid

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Penguin, 2000 - Artificial intelligence - 777 pages
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'What is a self, and how can a self come out of inaminate matter?' This is the riddle that drove Hofstadter to write this extraordinary book. Linking together the music of J.S. Bach, the graphic art of Escher and the mathematical theorems of Godel, as well as ideas drawn from logic, biology, psychology, physics and linguistics, Douglas Hofstadter illuminates one of the greatest mysteries of modern science: the nature of human thought processes. 'Every few decades an unknown author brings outa book of such depth, clarity, range, wit, beauty and originality that it is recognized at once as a major literary event. This is such a work' - Martin Gardner

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Great introduction to the recent edition. - Goodreads
Massively overhyped, atrocious writing. - Goodreads
It's a compendium of the most varied sorts. - Goodreads
Simply incredible writing. - Goodreads
Couldn't read it tooooo damn difficult to read - Goodreads
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This book is wonderful! It is a deep immersion in Math, Music and Art with three great star. I found it a bit hard sometime . If you have time you should follow all the exercises proposed. I was thinking that everything is related....Reading this book I deeper think this. To read! Read full review

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User Review  - Charles Harries - Goodreads

If I was allowed only one piece of art to entertain me until I died, it would be this book. There is so much here, so much depth of cleverness and logic, that I think I would be able to come back to ... Read full review

About the author (2000)

Douglas Hofstadter is professor of computer science and cognitive science at Indiana University. GODEL, ESCHER, BACH won the 1980 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction.

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