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Author Hofstadter, Douglas R., 1945-

Title Gödel, Escher, Bach : an eternal golden braid / Douglas R. Hofstadter.

Edition Twentieth anniversary edition.
Publication Info. New York : Basic Books, 1999.
©1979.
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  510.1 HOF    DUE 07-06-21
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Description 23, vi-xxi, 777 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 746-756) and index.
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.
Summary A scientist and mathematician explores the mystery and complexity of human thought processes from an interdisciplinary point of view.
Subject Metamathematics.
Symmetry.
Artificial intelligence.
Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750.
Escher, M. C. (Maurits Cornelis), 1898-1972.
Gödel, Kurt.
ISBN 9780465026562 (pbk.)
0465026567 (pbk.)
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