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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

Label
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
Genre
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
Summary
Explores the mystery and complexity of human thought processes from an interdisciplinary point of view
Writing style
Award
Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction, 1980.
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154831
Cataloging source
DLC
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1945-
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Hofstadter, Douglas R.
Dewey number
510/.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA9.8
LC item number
.H63 1999
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1150
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Metamathematics
  • Symmetry
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian
  • Escher, M. C.
  • Gödel, Kurt
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian
  • Escher, M. C.
  • Gödel, Kurt
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Metamathematics
  • Symmetry
  • Metamatemática
  • Simetria
  • Inteligência artificial
Target audience
adult
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an eternal golden braid
Label
Gödel, Escher, Bach : an eternal golden braid, Douglas R. Hofstadter
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 746-756) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocm40724766
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
20th anniversary ed.
Extent
23, vi-xxi, 777 pages
Isbn
9780465026562
Lccn
99192374
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)40724766
Label
Gödel, Escher, Bach : an eternal golden braid, Douglas R. Hofstadter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 746-756) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocm40724766
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
20th anniversary ed.
Extent
23, vi-xxi, 777 pages
Isbn
9780465026562
Lccn
99192374
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)40724766

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