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Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid


'What is a self, and how can a self come out of inaminate matter?' This is the riddle that drove Hofstadter to write this extraordinary book. Linking together the music of J.S. Bach, the graphic art of Escher and the mathematical theorems of Godel, as well as ideas drawn from logic, biology, psychology, physics and linguistics, Douglas Hofstadter illuminates one of the greatest mysteries of modern science: the nature of human thought processes. 'Every few decades an unknown author brings outa book of such depth, clarity, range, wit, beauty and originality that it is recognized at once as a major literary event. This is such a work' - Martin Gardner. Hide synopsis

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Reviews of Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid

Overall customer rating: 5.000

Math, art, philosophy in one book

by andy7 on Apr 8, 2010

Collection of interwoven essays and texts about art, deep mathematics, and personal philosophy. Gave me several good ideas for my scientific work. More


great book

by lostpages on May 31, 2008

This book is missing pages 115-146 and has duplicate pages of 211-242. This makes it difficult to follow!!!!! More

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