Search for books, people and lists
Read This Twice
HomePeopleBooksMy Library 0Sign In

Gödel, Escher, Bach

An Eternal Golden Braid

Douglas R. Hofstadter

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 syste...
Publish Date
1999
February 5
First Published in 1979
Goodreads rating
4.29
ISBN
9780465026562
Recommendations
4
Recommendations
Jul 10, 2016
@PatrickWStanley amazing book, but good luck finishing it 😉.     source
Feb 11, 2020
📚 Here are the books I recommend reading most:     source
Over the years, I kept finding myself returning to its insights, and each time I would arrive at them at a deeper level.     source
Jun 25, 2020
@owocki whenever i get asked a book to recommend, "gödel, escher, bach" always tops the list in my mind.     source