ISBN-10:
0465026567
ISBN-13:
9780465026562
Pub. Date:
Publisher:
Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid

Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid

by Douglas R Hofstadter

Paperback(20th Anniversary Edition)

$22.49 $24.99 Save 10% Current price is $22.49, Original price is $24.99. You Save 10%.
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for delivery by Wednesday, October 27

Overview

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

A metaphorical fugue on minds and machines in the spirit of Lewis Carroll



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.


Related collections and offers

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: 28,824
Product dimensions: 9.04(w) x 10.88(h) x 1.71(d)
Lexile: 1150L (what's this?)

About the Author

Douglas R. Hofstadter is College of Arts and Sciences Professor of Cognitive Science and Computer Science at Indiana University, Bloomington, where he also directs the Center for Research on Concepts and Cognition. He is the author or co-author of nine books, including I Am a Strange Loop and Surfaces and Essences, and has contributed to ten more. He lives in Bloomington.

Customer Reviews