Godel, Escher, Bach
An Eternal Golden Braid
By (author) Douglas R. Hofstadter
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Godel, Escher, Bach by Douglas R. Hofstadter
Book DescriptionDouglas 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 DetailsISBN: 9780465026562
(235mm x 165mm x 46mm)
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 15-Jan-1999
Country of Publication: United States
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That Mad Ache: A Novel/Translator, Trader: An Essay, Paperback (June 2009)
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Special anniversary edition of the best-selling book that challenges basic assumptions of logic
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