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Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid

Douglas R. Hofstadter
Format
Book
Published
New York : Basic Books, c1999.
Edition
20th anniversary ed
Language
English
ISBN
0394756827 (pbk.), 0465026567 (cover)
Contents
  • GEB:A 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
  • 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
  • Self-ref and self-rep
  • Church, turing, tarski, and others
  • Artificial intelligence: retrospects
  • Artificial intelligence: prospects
  • Strange loops, or tangled hierarchies.
Description
23, vi-xxi, 777 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 746-756) and index.
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