G del Escher Bach

G  del  Escher  Bach
Author by: Douglas R. Hofstadter
Release: 2000
Editor: Penguin Group(CA)
Pages: 832
ISBN: 0140289208
Language: en
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'What is a self and how can a self come out of inanimate matter?' This is the riddle that drove Douglas Hofstadter to write this extraordinary book. In order to impart his original and personal view on the core mystery of human existence - our intangible sensation of 'I'-ness - Hofstadter defines the playful yet seemingly paradoxical notion of 'strange loop', and explicates this idea using analogies from many disciplines.

Godel Escher Bach

Godel  Escher  Bach
Author by: Douglas R. Hofstadter
Release: 1979
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 777
ISBN: UCAL:B4281320
Language: en
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A young scientist and mathematician explores the mystery and complexity of human thought processes from an interdisciplinary point of view

Godel Escher Bach

Godel  Escher  Bach
Author by: Douglas R. Hofstadter
Release: 1979
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 777
ISBN: UCAL:B4281320
Language: en
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A young scientist and mathematician explores the mystery and complexity of human thought processes from an interdisciplinary point of view

Godel Escher Bach

Godel  Escher  Bach
Author by: Douglas R. Hofstadter
Release: 1979
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 777
ISBN: UCAL:B4281320
Language: un
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A young scientist and mathematician explores the mystery and complexity of human thought processes from an interdisciplinary point of view

I Am a Strange Loop

I Am a Strange Loop
Author by: Douglas R. Hofstadter
Release: 2007-08-01
Editor: Basic Books
Pages: 436
ISBN: 9780465008377
Language: en
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Can thought arise out of matter? Can self, soul, consciousness, “I” arise out of mere matter? If it cannot, then how can you or I be here? I Am a Strange Loop argues that the key to understanding selves and consciousness is the “strange loop”—a special kind of abstract feedback loop inhabiting our brains. The most central and complex symbol in your brain is the one called “I.” The “I” is the nexus in our brain, one of many symbols seeming to have free will and to have gained the paradoxical ability to push particles around, rather than the reverse. How can a mysterious abstraction be real—or is our “I” merely a convenient fiction? Does an “I” exert genuine power over the particles in our brain, or is it helplessly pushed around by the laws of physics? These are the mysteries tackled in I Am a Strange Loop, Douglas Hofstadter's first book-length journey into philosophy since Gödel, Escher, Bach. Compulsively readable and endlessly thought-provoking, this is a moving and profound inquiry into the nature of mind.

G del Escher Bach

G  del  Escher  Bach
Author by: Douglas R. Hofstadter
Release: 1999
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 800
ISBN: UVA:X004007440
Language: un
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Explores the mystery and complexity of human thought processes from an interdisciplinary point of view

G del Escher Bach

G  del  Escher  Bach
Author by: Douglas R. Hofstadter
Release: 1999
Editor: Basic Books (AZ)
Pages: 800
ISBN: 0465026567
Language: un
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A scientist and mathematician explores the mystery and complexity of human thought processes from an interdisciplinary point of view

Incompleteness The Proof and Paradox of Kurt G del Great Discoveries

Incompleteness  The Proof and Paradox of Kurt G  del  Great Discoveries
Author by: Rebecca Goldstein
Release: 2006-02-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9780393327601
Language: en
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A portrait of the eminent twentieth-century mathematician discusses his theorem of incompleteness, relationships with such contemporaries as Albert Einstein, and untimely death as a result of mental instability and self-starvation.

Metamagical Themas

Metamagical Themas
Author by: Douglas R. Hofstadter
Release: 2008-08-04
Editor: Basic Books
Pages: 880
ISBN: 9780786723867
Language: en
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Hofstadter's collection of quirky essays is unified by its primary concern: to examine the way people perceive and think.

Surfaces and Essences

Surfaces and Essences
Author by: Douglas Hofstadter,Emmanuel Sander
Release: 2013-04-23
Editor: Basic Books
Pages: 592
ISBN: 9780465021581
Language: en
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Is there one central mechanism upon which all human thinking rests? Cognitive scientists Douglas Hofstadter and Emmanuel Sander argue that there is. At this core is our incessant proclivity to take what we perceive, to abstract it, and to find resemblances to prior experiences--in other words, our ability to make analogies. In The Essence of Thought, Hofstadter and Sander show how analogy-making pervades our thought at all levels--indeed, that we make analogies not once a day or once an hour, but many times per second. Thus, analogy is the mechanism that, silently and hidden, chooses our words and phrases for us when we speak, frames how we understand the most banal everyday situation, guides us in unfamiliar situations, and gives rise to great acts of imagination. We categorize because of analogies that range from simple to subtle, and thus our categories, throughout our lives, expand and grow ever more fluid. Through examples galore and lively prose peppered, needless to say, with analogies large and small, Hofstadter and Sander offer us a new way of thinking about thinking.

I is a Strange Loop

I is a Strange Loop
Author by: Marcus du Sautoy,Victoria Gould
Release: 2021-06-03
Editor: Faber & Faber
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9780571360741
Language: en
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Alone in a cube that's glowing in the darkness, X is content within its little universe of infinite thought. This solitude is disturbed by the appearance of Y, who insists on exposing X to the richness of the physical world. Each begins to long for what the other has, luring them into a strange loop. In this play for two variables, Marcus du Sautoy and Victoria Gould use mathematics and theatre to navigate the furthest reaches of our world. Through a series of surreal episodes, X and Y tackle some of life's greatest questions: where did the universe come from, does time have an end, do we have free will? I is a Strange Loop was first performed by the authors at the Barbican Pit, London, in March 2019. 'I is a Strange Loop is a play that plays... with ideas, concepts, abstractions and relationships that are, usually, hidden from the sight of ordinary mortals, articulating the ineffable, incarnating the incorporeal, revealing the inconceivable... it makes us feel we know a great deal more than we do.... and is also very funny, utterly compelling and marvellously human.' Simon McBurney

Mathematical Logic

Mathematical Logic
Author by: Stephen Cole Kleene
Release: 2013-04-22
Editor: Courier Corporation
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780486317076
Language: en
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Contents include an elementary but thorough overview of mathematical logic of 1st order; formal number theory; surveys of the work by Church, Turing, and others, including Gödel's completeness theorem, Gentzen's theorem, more.

On Formally Undecidable Propositions of Principia Mathematica and Related Systems

On Formally Undecidable Propositions of Principia Mathematica and Related Systems
Author by: Kurt Gödel
Release: 2012-05-24
Editor: Courier Corporation
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9780486158402
Language: en
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First English translation of revolutionary paper (1931) that established that even in elementary parts of arithmetic, there are propositions which cannot be proved or disproved within the system. Introduction by R. B. Braithwaite.

Godel s Proof

Godel s Proof
Author by: Ernest Nagel,James R. Newman
Release: 2012-11-12
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781134953998
Language: en
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The first book to present a readable explanation of Godel's theorem to both scholars and non-specialists, this is a gripping combination of science and accessibility, offering those with a taste for logic and philosophy the chance to satisfy their intellectual curiosity.

G del Escher Bach

G  del  Escher  Bach
Author by: Douglas R. Hofstadter
Release: 1980
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 777
ISBN: 0394745027
Language: un
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"A metaphorical fugue on minds and machines in the manner of Lewis Carroll"--Cover subtitle.

The Mind s I

The Mind s I
Author by: Douglas R. Hofstadter,Daniel Clement Dennett
Release: 2000
Editor: Basic Books (AZ)
Pages: 501
ISBN: 0465030912
Language: en
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Essays from some of the 20th century's greatest thinkers explore topics as diverse as artificial intelligence, evolution, science fiction, philosophy, reductionism, and consciousness, presenting a variety of conflicting visions of the self and the soul. Illustrations.

The Emperor s New Mind

The Emperor s New Mind
Author by: Roger Penrose
Release: 1999-03-04
Editor: Oxford Paperbacks
Pages: 602
ISBN: 0192861980
Language: en
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Winner of the Wolf Prize for his contribution to our understanding of the universe, Penrose takes on the question of whether artificial intelligence will ever approach the intricacy of the human mind. 144 illustrations.

Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies

Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies
Author by: Douglas R. Hofstadter
Release: 1998
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 518
ISBN: 0140258353
Language: en
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Hosftadter and his colleagues at The Fluid Analogies Research Group have developed computer models that help describe and explain human discovery, creation and analogical thought. The key issue of perception is investigated through the exploration of playful anagrams, number puzzles, word play and fanciful alphabetical styles, and the result is a survey of cognitive processes. This text presents the results.

G del Escher Bach

G  del  Escher  Bach
Author by: Anonim
Release: 1983
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 777
ISBN: OCLC:908875742
Language: un
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Le Ton Beau de Marot

Le Ton Beau de Marot
Author by: Douglas R. Hofstadter
Release: 1998-05
Editor: Basic Books (AZ)
Pages: 632
ISBN: 0465086454
Language: en
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SUMMARY:

Analyzes the various translations of an obscure French poem to show the endless complexity of humans and their languages