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Jonathan Portes is Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the School of Politics & Economics of King's College, London.
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Gödel, Escher, Bach
An Eternal Golden Braid
Douglas R. Hofstadter - Feb 05, 1999 (first published in 1979)
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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...
Jonathan Portes
Apr 15, 2020
@wordsbyana totally unstructured: but if you actually want to fall in love with maths, Godel Escher Bach (Hofstadter) is the best book on the subject, bar none.      source