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Author Hofstadter, Douglas R., 1945-

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

Imprint New York : Basic Books, c1999.

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Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    510.1 HOF    Available
Edition 20th anniversary ed.
Description 23, vi-xxi, 777 p. : ill. ; 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.
Subject Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750.
Escher, M. C. (Maurits Cornelis), 1898-1972.
Gödel, Kurt.
Metamathematics.
Symmetry.
Artificial intelligence.
ISBN 0394756827
0465026567 (pbk.) : $20.00

 
    
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