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  • Paperback
  • 777
  • Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
  • Douglas R. Hofstadter
  • English
  • 21 July 2018
  • 0465026567

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  1. Daniel Daniel says:

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  3. Mark Lawrence Mark Lawrence says:

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  5. Andrew Breslin Andrew Breslin says:

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  6. notgettingenough notgettingenough says:

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Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden BraidGödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid MOBI × gödel, download, escher, free, bach: kindle, eternal free, golden mobile, braid mobile, Gödel, Escher, epub, Bach: An free, Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden BraidEscher, Bach: An mobile, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden kindle, Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid EpubDouglas Hofstadter Bach: An PDF/EPUB ê 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 Gödel, Escher, Kindle - chemical substrate of the cell, if consciousness can emerge out of a formal system of firing neurons, then so too will computers attain human intelligence G del, Escher, Bach is a wonderful exploration of fascinating ideas at the heart of cognitive science meaning, reduction, Escher, Bach: An eBook ¸ recursion, and much.


About the Author: Douglas R. Hofstadter

Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid MOBI × gödel, download, escher, free, bach: kindle, eternal free, golden mobile, braid mobile, Gödel, Escher, epub, Bach: An free, Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden BraidEscher, Bach: An mobile, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden kindle, Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid EpubDouglas Richard Bach: An PDF/EPUB ê Hofstadter is an American scholar of cognitive science, physics, and comparative literature whose research focuses on consciousness, thinking and creativity He is best known for his book G del, Escher, Bach an Eternal Golden Braid, first published in , for which Gödel, Escher, Kindle - he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for general non fictionHofstadter is the son of Nobel Prize winning physicist Robert Hofstadter Douglas grew up on the campus of Stanford University, where his father was a professor Douglas attended the International School of Geneva for Escher, Bach: An eBook ¸ a year He graduated with Distinction in Mathematics from Stanford in He spent a few years in Sweden in the mid s He continued his education and received his PhD in Physics from the University of Oregon in Hofstadter is College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Science at Indiana University in Bloomington, where he directs the Center for Research on Concepts and Cognition which consists of himself and his graduate students, forming the Fluid Analogies Research Group FARG He was initially appointed to the Indiana University s Computer Science Department faculty in , and at that time he launched his research program in computer modeling of mental processes which at that time he called artificial intelligence research , a label that he has since dropped in favor of cognitive science research In , he moved to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he was hired as a professor of psychology and was also appointed to the Walgreen Chair for the Study of Human Understanding In he returned to Bloomington as College of Arts and Sciences Professor in both Cognitive Science and Computer Science, and also was appointed Adjunct Professor of History and Philosophy of Science, Philosophy, Comparative Literature, and Psychology, but he states that his involvement with most of these departments is nominal In April, , Hofstadter was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a Member of the American Philosophical SocietyHofstadter s many interests include music, visual art, the mind, creativity, consciousness, self reference, translation and mathematics He has numerous recursive sequences and geometric constructions named after himAt the University of Michigan and Indiana University, he co authored, with Melanie Mitchell, a computational model of high level perception Copycat and several other models of analogy making and cognition The Copycat project was subsequently extended under the name Metacat by Hofstadter s doctoral student James Marshall The Letter Spirit project, implemented by Gary McGraw and John Rehling, aims to model the act of artistic creativity by designing stylistically uniform gridfonts typefaces limited to a grid Otherrecent models are Phaeaco implemented by Harry Foundalis and SeqSee Abhijit Mahabal , which model high level perception and analogy making in the microdomains of Bongard problems and number sequences, respectivelyHofstadter collects and studies cognitive errors largely, but not solely, speech errors , bon mots spontaneous humorous quips , and analogies of all sorts, and his long time observation of these diverse products of cognition, and his theories about the mechanisms that underlie them, have exerted a powerful influence on the architectures of the computational models developed by himself and FARG membersAll FARG computational models share certain key principles, among which are that human thinking is carried out by thousands of independent small actions in parallel, biased by the concepts that are currently activated that activation spreads from activated concepts to less activated neighbor concepts that there is a mental temperature that regulates the degree of randomness in the parallel activity that promising avenues tend to be exploredrapidly than unpromising ones F.