Godel, Escher, Bach by Douglas R. Hofstadter
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Godel, Escher, Bach
By Douglas R. Hofstadter

Godel, Escher, Bach

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Godel, Escher, Bach by Douglas R. Hofstadter

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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. Godel, Escher, Bach is a wonderful exploration of fascinating ideas at the heart of cognitive science: meaning, reduction, recursion, and much more.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780465026562
ISBN-10: 0465026567
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 165mm x 46mm)
Pages: 824
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 15-Jan-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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