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Gdel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid

Gdel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas R Hofstadter 0465026567 9780465026562
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Douglas Hofstadters 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. Gdel Escher and Bach is a wonderful exploration of fascinating ideas at the heart of cognitive science: meaning, reduction, recursion, and much more.

Author: Douglas R Hofstadter

Language: English

Edition: 20 Anv

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 824

Publisher: Basic Books

Publication Date: 1999-02-05

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