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Douglas R. Hofstadter
Douglas Richard Hofstadter (born February 15, 1945) is an American professor of cognitive science whose research focuses on the sense of "I", consciousness, analogy-making, artistic creation, literary translation, and discovery in mathematics and physics. He is best known for his book Gödel,... show more



Douglas Richard Hofstadter (born February 15, 1945) is an American professor of cognitive science whose research focuses on the sense of "I", consciousness, analogy-making, artistic creation, literary translation, and discovery in mathematics and physics. He is best known for his book Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid, first published in 1979. It won both the Pulitzer Prize for general non-fiction and a National Book Award (at that time called The American Book Award) for Science. His 2007 book I Am a Strange Loop won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Science and Technology. Bio from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 7 months ago
(Original Review, 1980-09-24)Before we ask "Are dolphins intelligent?" we must ask "What is intelligence?" Doug Hofstadter, in his book "Gödel, Escher, Bach: The Eternal Golden Braid", presents a way of looking at intelligence that is not as restrictive as most current definitions. (I highly recomme...
Edward
Edward rated it 3 years ago
Preface to GEB's Twentieth-anniversary EditionOverviewList of IllustrationsWords of Thanks--Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden BraidNotesBibliographyCreditsIndex
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Psymin's Blog rated it 4 years ago
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payamtameh rated it 4 years ago
Good: another biography about world war.Bad: another biography about world war.Ugly: another biography about world war.3.5
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Bettie's Books rated it 4 years ago
bookshelves: winter-20142015, published-1983, sciences, nonfiction, biography, glbt, wwii Recommended for: Laura, Wanda et al Read from January 27 to February 05, 2015 Description: Alan Turing (1912-54) was a British mathematician who made history. His breaking of the German U-boat Enigma ciphe...
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