Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas R. Hofstadter

Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid

Douglas R. Hofstadter

824 pages first pub 1979 (editions)

nonfiction mathematics philosophy science challenging informative reflective slow-paced


Winner of the Pulitzer PrizeA metaphorical fugue on minds and machines in the spirit of Lewis CarrollDouglas Hofstadter's book is concerned directly with the nature of "maps" or links between formal systems. However, according to Hofstadter, the f...

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