Godel, Escher, Bach: Un'Eterna Ghirlanda Brillante
Publish date: August 1990
Pages no: 852
Edition language: Italian
Preface to GEB's Twentieth-anniversary EditionOverviewList of IllustrationsWords of Thanks--Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden BraidNotesBibliographyCreditsIndex
If I were clever enough, I would write this review as a fugue. This is the formal structure that Hofstadter uses throughoutGödel, Escher, Bach. Whether the whole book is a fugue, I'm not smart enough to tell. But the fugue is used as a metaphor for layers of brain activity, thoughts, superimposed ov...
This is a book of brilliant insights separated by hundreds of pages of tangents. It touches on a ridiculous number of topics: number theory, music theory, fugues, art, physics, linguistics, literature, cognition, calculus, logic, programming, recursion, molecular biology, Zen, and much more. Many of...
Full disclosure: I'm only about 1/4 way through this book. Every few months, I read about 25 pages, and that's about all I can take before I need a break. Some of it is way above my head. Much of it is easily understandable. The author is clearly trying to make this material accessable to a general ...
I read this so long ago that I really think I need to re-read it.
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