Gödel, Escher, Bach

G del Escher Bach Godel Escher Bach An Eternal Golden Braid commonly GEB is a Pulitzer Prize winning book by Douglas Hofstadter described by the author as a metaphorical fugue on minds and machines in the spirit of

  • Title: Gödel, Escher, Bach
  • Author: Agnes F. Vandome John McBrewster
  • ISBN: 9786130751333
  • Page: 169
  • Format: Paperback
  • Godel, Escher, Bach An Eternal Golden Braid commonly GEB is a Pulitzer Prize winning book by Douglas Hofstadter, described by the author as a metaphorical fugue on minds and machines in the spirit of Lewis Carroll On its surface, GEB examines logician Kurt Godel, artist M C Escher and composer Johann Sebastian Bach, discussing common themes in their work and lives.Godel, Escher, Bach An Eternal Golden Braid commonly GEB is a Pulitzer Prize winning book by Douglas Hofstadter, described by the author as a metaphorical fugue on minds and machines in the spirit of Lewis Carroll On its surface, GEB examines logician Kurt Godel, artist M C Escher and composer Johann Sebastian Bach, discussing common themes in their work and lives At a deeper level, the book is a detailed and subtle exposition of concepts fundamental to mathematics, symmetry, and intelligence Through illustration and analysis, the book discusses how self reference and formal rules allow systems to acquire meaning despite being made of meaningless elements It also discusses what it means to communicate, how knowledge can be represented and stored, the methods and limitations of symbolic representation, and even the fundamental notion of meaning itself In response to confusion over the book s theme, Hofstadter has emphasized that GEB is not about mathematics, art, and music but rather about how cognition and thinking emerge from well hidden neurological mechanisms.

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    1. This is my all time favorite book. Geek alert! It is the second time that I have read it. My first was 20 years ago and it still is the best ever. First thing is that I can not believe that anyone could conceive of these ideas and still win the Pulitzer prize for it. Who would read this attempt at tying Bach, Escher and Godel together through the idea of infinite recursion and how it relates to the real world. How does it relate? Thought you'd never ask. First look at life itself. How does DNA h [...]

    2. This "book", and every other single "book" done by VDM Verlag (owner of the Alphascript imprint) and these hack editors at VDM/Alphascript are clowns who should not be allowed anywhere near a computer. This "book", and every single other "book" done by these hacks are literally nothing but copied and pasted articles.EVERY SINGLE BOOK DONE BY VDM AND ALPHASCRIPT AND ALL OF VDM'S OTHER IMPRINTS ARE LITERALLY COPIED AND PASTED, and not checked for accuracy or formatted properly. It is a damn shame [...]

    3. A life changing book but not for the short attention span audience! I did not give it a star rating because, frankly, I'm not smart enough to judge this intimidating tome. My head spun. I learned some but failed to grasp more than I'd like to admit.

    4. One of my all-time top 10g mind-bending trip into a world where music, quantum physics, mathematics, intelligence, symmetry and the art of MC Escher are fused. with a healthy dose of modern era philosophy and sociology.

    5. Don't understand it thoroughly. Brilliant anyway, the ideas I did understand were enough to change the way I think about some things

    6. I've read some of this. Fascinating. I think it would really open my mind in a good way to read more of it.

    7. Definitivamente, uno de los libros más estimulantes que he leido en mi vidaEs sencillamente una obra maestra, para aquellos a los que no les de miedo pensar

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