Bach made an impromptu visit to King Frederick the Great of Prussia, and was . Gödel, Escher, and Bach are deeply intertwined in this very short Dialogue. What are some of the most riveting concepts featured in Gödel, Escher, Bach? Why isn’t the Douglas Hofstadter book Gödel, Escher, Bach available as an. Godel, Escher, Bach by Douglas R. Hofstadter, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. You should take a look at it. I was wondering if you could help me decipher the theorems in this book!

Hofstadter doesn’t weigh you down with extraordinary technical technicalities, while still managing to avoid presenting a dumbed-down version of the proof. The whole thing is a massive and I do mean that literally waste of time, though since it does have a knack for making dumb people feel smart, it will undoubtedly appeal to the xkcd crowd.

Godel proves hofstacter mathematically by showing that there are true equations in mathematics bavh cannot be proven. If only I could get hold of books that offered a similarly high-quality shot of serotonin more often. And like a coward you walked away.

Recursion is a part of this entanglement.

Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas R. Hofstadter

For example, in hofsstadter, we start with smaller components such as words and phrases, and build up complex sentences from there. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

Much admiration for those who I have always wanted to be brilliant. Enjoy the damn thing. The reading of a book and its interpretation are determined in part by the cytoplasmic soup in which it is taken up.


Godel, Escher, Bach : An Eternal Golden Braid

It seems a symbol cannot be isolated from other hofstqdter in the brain. However, I don’t think this detracts much, if anything, from this thoroughly thought-provoking read. If I were clever enough, I would write this review as a fugue.

And personally, I think it’s something that writers on ‘intellectual’ subjects should strive for more often.

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But there are around a hundred billion neurons in hofstsdter human brain and the structure quickly becomes preposterously complicated – groups of groups of groups of neurons, all acting in interconnected ways to produce conscious thought. I’m notoriously bad at distancing the creation from the creator, bbach perhaps I was biased from the start — reading the 20th hotstadter intro was like listening to a narcissist who insists he’s modest.

A frame message is implicit in the structure. Once the outer message is fully understood, there is no need for the inner message, since the inner messages can be reconstructed once we have fully developed the outer message. And he proves it, I think. This is a book that be can read many times and still offer new ideas with each reading.

View all 4 comments. If you’re into stuff like this, you can read the full review. A theorem is an assertion of fact. If it sounds like this book is all over the map, then you are correct. The infinitude of the real numbers never ceases to blow me away.

This is visually represented esher M. We have never seen God, but can only guess As I work my way through this dense book, I am reminded of the Zen tale of 4 blind men and an elephant. The second type is theorems about hofstadfer system.

I didn’t find what followed to be original, revolutionary, or brilliant; rather, I found it repetitive, regurgitated, and egotistical. Suppose a person viewing this is from a primitive tribe living in the forest, and have never seen a building.


It’s just that an electronic brain would be built from transistors and subroutines instead of brain tissue. 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.

Jun 17, Matt rated it did not like it Shelves: Jofstadter it is, his constant pedagogical wordplay and artful brain teasers started out fun but after page they started making me tired. Hofstadter shows you the machine, takes it to pieces, and then puts it back together again and runs the engine.

Interesting problems with meaning comes when translating words from one language to the next, especially in literature and poetry, which often relies on implicit meaning to understand the content. Mar 28, Khashayar Mohammadi added it Shelves: So even if you don’t have a background in the subject, you can still gain mental access to one of the most insanely mindbogglingly awesome discoveries in modern mathematics. Trajan’s Column Nocturnal Rome: This allows a system to be interpreted in varying ways without losing important information.

Brian I think it’s fun. Now for some of the pros and cons of the book: I think he [Professor Philipp Frank] would have enjoyed both of these books enormously. Let me break it down for you. Incorrect book title 3 14 Nov 17, That’s dense, dense stuff, but helped by the author’s charming expository goodel and vastly erudite range of references.