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G  del  Escher  Bach
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Publisher : Penguin Group(CA)
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ISBN 10 : 9780140289206
Pages : 832 pages
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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.

G  del  Escher  Bach

'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

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Godel  Escher  Bach

A young scientist and mathematician explores the mystery and complexity of human thought processes from an interdisciplinary point of view

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Godel  Escher  Bach

A young scientist and mathematician explores the mystery and complexity of human thought processes from an interdisciplinary point of view

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Godel  Escher  Bach

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize A metaphorical fugue on minds and machines in the spirit of Lewis Carroll 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

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G  del  Escher  Bach

Explores the mystery and complexity of human thought processes from an interdisciplinary point of view

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I Am a Strange Loop

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

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Metamagical Themas

Hofstadter's collection of quirky essays is unified by its primary concern: to examine the way people perceive and think.

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G  del  Escher  Bach

¿Puede un sistema comprenderse a sí mismo ? Si esta pregunta se refiere a la mente humana, entonces nos encontramos ante una cuestión clave del pensamiento científico. Y de la filosofía. Y del arte. Investigar este misterio es una aventura que recorre la matemática, la física,

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GODEL ESCHER  BACH

Download or read online GODEL ESCHER BACH written by Anonim, published by Unknown which was released on 1979. Get GODEL ESCHER BACH Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Surfaces and Essences

Analogy is the core of all thinking. This is the simple but unorthodox premise that Pulitzer Prize -- winning author Douglas Hofstadter and French psychologist Emmanuel Sander defend in their new work. Hofstadter has been grappling with the mysteries of human thought for over thirty years. Now, with his trademark

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I is a Strange Loop

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

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Incompleteness  The Proof and Paradox of Kurt G  del  Great Discoveries

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.

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The Emperor s New Mind

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.

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Godel s Proof

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.

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On Formally Undecidable Propositions of Principia Mathematica and Related Systems

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.

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