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The Resource Gödel, Escher, Bach : an eternal golden braid, Douglas R. Hofstadter

Gödel, Escher, Bach : an eternal golden braid, Douglas R. Hofstadter

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Gödel, Escher, Bach : an eternal golden braid
Title
Gödel, Escher, Bach
Title remainder
an eternal golden braid
Statement of responsibility
Douglas R. Hofstadter
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Douglas Hofstadter's book is concerned directly with the nature of "maps' or links between formal systems. However, according to Hofstadter, the formal system that underlies all mental activity transcends the system that supports it. If life can grow out of the formal chemical substrate of the cell, if consciousness can emerge out of a formal system of firing neurons, then so too will computers attain human intelligence. Gödel, Escher, Bach is a wonderful exploration of fascinating ideas at the heart of cognitive science: meaning, reduction, recursion, and much more
Awards note
  • National Book Award winner, 1980.
  • Pulitzer Prize winner, Nonfiction, 1980.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hofstadter, Douglas R.
Dewey number
510/.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Metamathematics
  • Symmetry
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian
  • Escher, M. C.
  • Gödel, Kurt
  • National Book Awards
  • Pulitzer Prizes
Label
Gödel, Escher, Bach : an eternal golden braid, Douglas R. Hofstadter
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 746-756) and index
Contents
  • The propositional calculus
  • Typographical number theory
  • Mumon and Godel
  • EGB:
  • Levels of description and computer systems
  • Brains and thoughts
  • Minds and thoughts
  • Bloop and floop and gloop
  • On formally undecidable propositions of TNT and related systems
  • Jumping out of the system
  • GEB:A
  • Self-ref and self-rep
  • Church, turing, tarski, and others
  • Artificial intelligence: retrospects
  • Artificial intelligence: prospects
  • Strange loops, or tangled hierarchies
  • musico-logical offering
  • The mu-puzzle
  • Meaning and form in mathematics
  • Figure and ground
  • Consistency, completeness, and geometry
  • Recursive structures and processes
  • The location of meaning
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
20th anniversary ed.
Extent
23, vi-xxi, 777 p.
Isbn
9780394756820
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
99192374
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocm40724766
  • (OCoLC)40724766
Label
Gödel, Escher, Bach : an eternal golden braid, Douglas R. Hofstadter
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 746-756) and index
Contents
  • The propositional calculus
  • Typographical number theory
  • Mumon and Godel
  • EGB:
  • Levels of description and computer systems
  • Brains and thoughts
  • Minds and thoughts
  • Bloop and floop and gloop
  • On formally undecidable propositions of TNT and related systems
  • Jumping out of the system
  • GEB:A
  • Self-ref and self-rep
  • Church, turing, tarski, and others
  • Artificial intelligence: retrospects
  • Artificial intelligence: prospects
  • Strange loops, or tangled hierarchies
  • musico-logical offering
  • The mu-puzzle
  • Meaning and form in mathematics
  • Figure and ground
  • Consistency, completeness, and geometry
  • Recursive structures and processes
  • The location of meaning
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
20th anniversary ed.
Extent
23, vi-xxi, 777 p.
Isbn
9780394756820
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
99192374
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocm40724766
  • (OCoLC)40724766

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