G  del  Escher  Bach

G del Escher Bach

  • Publisher : Penguin Group(CA)
  • Author : Douglas R. Hofstadter
  • ISBN-10 : 0140289208
  • Release : 2000
  • Genre: Art and music
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'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.

Godel  Escher  Bach

Godel Escher Bach

  • Publisher :
  • Author : Douglas R. Hofstadter
  • ISBN-10 : UCAL:B4281320
  • Release : 1979
  • Genre: Mathematics
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A young scientist and mathematician explores the mystery and complexity of human thought processes from an interdisciplinary point of view

G  del  Escher  Bach

G del Escher Bach

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Author : Douglas R. Hofstadter
  • ISBN-10 : 0394745027
  • Release : 1980
  • Genre: Artificial intelligence
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"A metaphorical fugue on minds and machines in the manner of Lewis Carroll"--Cover subtitle.

I Am a Strange Loop

I Am a Strange Loop

  • Publisher : Basic Books (AZ)
  • Author : Douglas R. Hofstadter
  • ISBN-10 : 9780465030781
  • Release : 2007-03-27
  • Genre: Philosophy
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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.

Godel  Escher  Bach

Godel Escher Bach

  • Publisher :
  • Author : Douglas R. Hofstadter
  • ISBN-10 : UCAL:B4281320
  • Release : 1979
  • Genre: Mathematics
  • Download/Read : 777
  • Price : FREE
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A young scientist and mathematician explores the mystery and complexity of human thought processes from an interdisciplinary point of view

Metamagical Themas

Metamagical Themas

  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Author : Douglas R. Hofstadter
  • ISBN-10 : 9780786723867
  • Release : 2008-08-04
  • Genre: Psychology
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Hofstadter's collection of quirky essays is unified by its primary concern: to examine the way people perceive and think.

Surfaces and Essences

Surfaces and Essences

  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Author : Douglas Hofstadter
  • ISBN-10 : 9780465021581
  • Release : 2013-04-23
  • Genre: Philosophy
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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.

Godel  Escher  Bach

Godel Escher Bach

  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Author : Douglas R. Hofstadter
  • ISBN-10 : 0465026567
  • Release : 1999-02-05
  • Genre: Philosophy
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize A metaphorical fugue on minds and machines in the spirit of Lewis Carroll Douglas Hofstadter's book is concerned directly with the nature of "maps" or links between formal systems. However, according to Hofstadter, the formal system that underlies all mental activity transcends the system that supports it. If life can grow out of the formal chemical substrate of the cell, if consciousness can emerge out of a formal system of firing neurons, then so too will computers attain human intelligence. Gödel, Escher, Bach is a wonderful exploration of fascinating ideas at the heart of cognitive science: meaning, reduction, recursion, and much more.

The End of the Myth

The End of the Myth

  • Publisher : Metropolitan Books
  • Author : Greg Grandin
  • ISBN-10 : 9781250179814
  • Release : 2019-03-05
  • Genre: History
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WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE A new and eye-opening interpretation of the meaning of the frontier, from early westward expansion to Trump’s border wall. Ever since this nation’s inception, the idea of an open and ever-expanding frontier has been central to American identity. Symbolizing a future of endless promise, it was the foundation of the United States’ belief in itself as an exceptional nation – democratic, individualistic, forward-looking. Today, though, America hasa new symbol: the border wall. In The End of the Myth, acclaimed historian Greg Grandin explores the meaning of the frontier throughout the full sweep of U.S. history – from the American Revolution to the War of 1898, the New Deal to the election of 2016. For centuries, he shows, America’s constant expansion – fighting wars and opening markets – served as a “gate of escape,” helping to deflect domestic political and economic conflicts outward. But this deflection meant that the country’s problems, from racism to inequality, were never confronted directly. And now, the combined catastrophe of the 2008 financial meltdown and our unwinnable wars in the Middle East have slammed this gate shut, bringing political passions that had long been directed elsewhere back home. It is this new reality, Grandin says, that explains the rise of reactionary populism and racist nationalism, the extreme anger and polarization that catapulted Trump to the presidency. The border wall may or may not be built, but it will survive as a rallying point, an allegorical tombstone marking the end of American exceptionalism.