Godel Escher Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid / Edition 20

Godel Escher Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid / Edition 20

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by Douglas R. Hofstadter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0465026567

ISBN-13: 9780465026562

Pub. Date: 02/01/1999

Publisher: Basic Books

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

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465026562
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
02/01/1999
Series:
Art of Mentoring Series
Edition description:
20th Anniversary Edition
Pages:
824
Sales rank:
53,937
Product dimensions:
9.04(w) x 10.88(h) x 1.71(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1: GEB Chapter II: Meaning and Form in Mathematics
Part II: EGB

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