Goedel Escher Bach - by Douglas Hofstadter

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Goedel Escher Bach - by Douglas Hofstadter

Post by NielsBohr » Sat Aug 23, 2014 12:27 am


This topic to write about Goedel Escher Bach, by Douglas Hofstadter.

To be brief, I believe to know that Douglas Hofstadter is a physicist nowadays active in cognitive psychology and computer science ("only that").

The book seems to have been written about the question to know if the universe is really an analogy to a formalism.

As I am beginning, all the purposes are welcome.


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Re: Goedel Escher Bach - by Douglas Hofstadter

Post by commonsense » Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:01 pm

Goedel Escher Bach is a weighty composition. Are you still interested in examining it?

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Re: Goedel Escher Bach - by Douglas Hofstadter

Post by Dalek Prime » Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:56 am

Fun read, but don't put too much weight in it. Can everything in the universe be formalized by a part of the model itself? I doubt it.

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Re: Goedel Escher Bach - by Douglas Hofstadter

Post by Eugene Glus » Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:07 pm

I read some pages (through 120 I guess), and this books appeared to me very interesting by its style and problems. I can compare it to Raymond Smullians's books, and 'Alice in Wonderland' of Carroll.

I started to read it because of Godel's problem. They gave me an advice about this book to be read for more simple understanding of Godel's theorems of incompleteness. Also, it was not bad introduction to math logic. I'd like to read it more closely, but it would be more interesting if there were no such more spare stuff - very interesting, but very keeping away from the main theme.

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