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Author Hofstadter, Douglas R., 1945-

Title Gödel, Escher, Bach : an eternal golden braid / Douglas R. Hofstadter
Published New York : Basic Books, [1979]
©1979

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Description xxi, 777 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series Harvester studies in cognitive science ; 14
Harvester studies in cognitive science ; 14
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 Gödel -- 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 Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, this book applies Godel's seminal contribution to modern mathematics to the study of the human mind and the development of artificial intelligence
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 746-756
Subject Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750.
Escher, M. C. (Maurits Cornelis), 1898-1972.
Gödel, Kurt.
Godel
Artificial intelligence.
Logic, Symbolic and mathematical.
Metamathematics.
Philosophy.
Symmetry.
LC no. 78019943
ISBN 0394745027 (Vintage Books : pbk.)
0465026850