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G Del Escher Bach

Author By : Douglas R. Hofstadter
File Book : 832 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0140289208
Genre : Art and music
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Description Ebook: 'What is a self and how can a self come out of inanimate matter?' This is the riddle that drove Douglas Hofstadter to write this extraordinary book. In order to impart his original and personal view on the core mystery of human existence - our intangible sensation of 'I'-ness - Hofstadter defines the playful yet seemingly paradoxical notion of 'strange loop', and explicates this idea using analogies from many disciplines.

G Del Escher Bach

Author By : Douglas R. Hofstadter
File Book : 777 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0465026850
Genre : Mathematics
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Description Ebook: A young scientist and mathematician explores the mystery and complexity of human thought processes from an interdisciplinary point of view

G Del Escher Bach

Author By : Douglas R. Hofstadter
File Book : 777 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0465026850
Genre : Mathematics
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Description Ebook: A young scientist and mathematician explores the mystery and complexity of human thought processes from an interdisciplinary point of view

I Am A Strange Loop

Author By : Douglas R. Hofstadter
File Book : 412 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780465030781
Genre : Philosophy
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Description Ebook: An original, endlessly thought-provoking, and controversial look at the nature of consciousness and identity argues that the key to understanding selves and consciousness is the "strange loop," a special kind of abstract feedback loop inhabiting our brains.

Metamagical Themas

Author By : Douglas Hofstadter
File Book : 880 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780786723867
Genre : Psychology
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Description Ebook: Hofstadter's collection of quirky essays is unified by its primary concern: to examine the way people perceive and think.

Surfaces And Essences

Author By : Douglas Hofstadter
File Book : 592 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780465021581
Genre : Philosophy
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Description Ebook: Is there one central mechanism upon which all human thinking rests? Cognitive scientists Douglas Hofstadter and Emmanuel Sander argue that there is. At this core is our incessant proclivity to take what we perceive, to abstract it, and to find resemblances to prior experiences--in other words, our ability to make analogies. In The Essence of Thought, Hofstadter and Sander show how analogy-making pervades our thought at all levels--indeed, that we make analogies not once a day or once an hour, but many times per second. Thus, analogy is the mechanism that, silently and hidden, chooses our words and phrases for us when we speak, frames how we understand the most banal everyday situation, guides us in unfamiliar situations, and gives rise to great acts of imagination. We categorize because of analogies that range from simple to subtle, and thus our categories, throughout our lives, expand and grow ever more fluid. Through examples galore and lively prose peppered, needless to say, with analogies large and small, Hofstadter and Sander offer us a new way of thinking about thinking.

G Del Escher Bach

Author By : Douglas R. Hofstadter
File Book : 777 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0394745027
Genre : Artificial intelligence
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Description Ebook: "A metaphorical fugue on minds and machines in the manner of Lewis Carroll"--Cover subtitle.

On Formally Undecidable Propositions Of Principia Mathematica And Related Systems

Author By : Kurt Gödel
File Book : 80 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780486158402
Genre : Mathematics
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Description Ebook: First English translation of revolutionary paper (1931) that established that even in elementary parts of arithmetic, there are propositions which cannot be proved or disproved within the system. Introduction by R. B. Braithwaite.

The Mind S I

Author By : Douglas R. Hofstadter
File Book : 501 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0465030912
Genre : Philosophy
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Description Ebook: Essays from some of the 20th century's greatest thinkers explore topics as diverse as artificial intelligence, evolution, science fiction, philosophy, reductionism, and consciousness, presenting a variety of conflicting visions of the self and the soul. Illustrations.

Godel S Proof

Author By : Ernest Nagel
File Book : 128 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781134953998
Genre : Philosophy
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Description Ebook: The first book to present a readable explanation of Godel's theorem to both scholars and non-specialists, this is a gripping combination of science and accessibility, offering those with a taste for logic and philosophy the chance to satisfy their intellectual curiosity.