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Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Basic Books
Publication date February 4, 1999
Pages 777
Binding Paperback
Edition 20 anv
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780465026562
ISBN-10 0465026567
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.75 by 9.25 in.
Weight 2.40 lbs.
Original list price $24.99
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
An exploration of the patterns and symbols in the thinking of mathematician Kurt Godel, artist M. C. Escher, and composer Johann Sebastian Bach explores the nature of the links between informal systems that underlie all human cognitive activity. Reprint. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
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.


Editions
Hardcover
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from Basic Books (March 1, 1979)
9780465026852 | details & prices | List price $34.95
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Paperback
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With Douglas R. Hofstadter | 20 edition from Gardners Books (March 30, 2000)
9780140289206 | details & prices | 832 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.50 in. | 2.35 lbs | List price $32.65
About: 'What is a self, and how can a self come out of inaminate matter?
The price comparison is for this edition
20 anv edition from Basic Books (February 4, 1999)
9780465026562 | details & prices | 777 pages | 5.75 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 2.40 lbs | List price $24.99
About: A scientist and mathematician explores the mystery and complexity of human thought processes from an interdisciplinary point of view
With Glasser, Douglas R. Hofstadter | from Harpercollins (August 1, 1993); titled "The Quality School Teacher: Specific Suggestions for Teachers Who Are Trying to Implement the Lead-Management Ideas of the Quality School in Their C"
9780060950194 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $12.00
This edition also contains The Quality School Teacher: Specific Suggestions for Teachers Who Are Trying to Implement the Lead-Management Ideas of the Quality School in Their C
About: Explains the lead-management concept, and offers teachers practical advice on using the quality process
Reissue edition from Vintage Books (May 1, 1989)
9780394756820 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 2.20 lbs | List price $20.00
About: Explores the mystery and complexity of human thought processes from an interdisciplinary point of view

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