Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid...

Discussion in 'Bibliophile's Corner' started by naqshbandijamaati, Aug 5, 2007.

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  1. I am just reading the most incredible and challenging, mind-expanding book I've read for ages: Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Hofstadter. This is what it's about:-
    Topics Covered: J.S. Bach, M.C. Escher, Kurt Gödel: biographical information and work, artificial intelligence (AI) history and theories, strange loops and tangled hierarchies, formal and informal systems, number theory, form in mathematics, figure and ground, consistency, completeness, Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometry, recursive structures, theories of meaning, propositional calculus, typographical number theory, Zen and mathematics, levels of description and computers; theory of mind: neurons, minds and thoughts; undecidability; self-reference and self-representation; Turing test for machine intelligence.

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