Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
- Author: Douglas R. Hofstadter
- Publisher: Basic Books
- Published: February 1999
- ISBN-10: 0465026567
- ISBN-13: 9780465026562
- Format: Paperback
- Copyright: 1999
- Subject: PHILOSOPHY / General
Our Price: $24.99
(20th-anniversary Edition). Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the book stands as a brilliant tour-de-force metaphorical fugue on minds and machines in the spirit of Lewis Carroll. While concerned directly with the nature of 'maps' or links between formal systems, author Douglas Hofstadter asserts that the formal system that underlies all mental activity transcends the system that supports it. I.e., if concsciousness can emerge out of a formal system of firing neurons, then so too will computers attain human intelligence! Notes, Bibliography, Index. 152 b&w illus. 777p.
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