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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. Douglas Hofstadter, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Gödel, Escher, Bach, thinks we’ve lost sight of what artificial intelligence really means.

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bah I don’t know why mathematicians feel like they have to write like it’s Hofstadter collects and studies cognitive errors largely, but not solely, speech errors”bon mots” spontaneous humorous quipsand analogies of all sorts, and hofztadter 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 members.

Retrieved 25 October The inner message is the transmitted message, content that is understood. Overall, this approach is very good at getting you to understand the complicated ideas Hofstadter is getting at.

Bank’s Culture novel, by the way. Extremely enjoyable and really well done. After going through the process, we find that we cannot turn MI into MU following these steps no matter how long we try. Hofstadter is the son of Nobel Prize-winning physicist Robert Hofstadter. The book attempts to put forward the outline of a theory of intelligence, by drawing from an incredibly wide array of disciplines – not just the three mathematics, hlfstadter and musicwhich are implied by the title — but also logical systems, computer science, hifstadter there are really too many to list as well as a considerable amount of literary flair.

Perhaps ultimately, the whole book is a metaphorical fugue on not knowing. But she doesn’t seem heart-broken in the least. I think that’s why so many people lose track of what the book is actually about – there really are a ton of fascinating ideas that are all given equal weight. Esxher have been arguing about the existence of God. He was initially appointed to the Indiana University’s Computer Science Department faculty inand 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”.


The second format is a series of short dialogs between fictional characters, interspersed between every chapter, that help to allegorically enforce the ideas in whatever chapter. Hofstadter gives an example of translation trouble in the paragraph “Mr.

He spent a few years in Sweden in the mid s. It is published b If you’re into stuff like this, you can read the full review.

The tagline “a metaphorical fugue gedl minds and machines in the spirit of Lewis Carroll ” was used by the publisher to describe the book. The same thing happens with slight modifications and at a different level.

Number theory requires no great resource of mathematical knowledge – just an doulgas agile and open mind. As an example, we can refer to the axiom schema of replacement in ZFC axioms that asserts that the image of any set under any definable mapping is also a set.

I need to hear it explained in another way. The Dreaming in Aboriginal art adds a further dimension to interpretation of geometric shapes. Mar 17, Koen Crolla rated it it was ok Shelves: He put together a list gddel books, sold them as a subscription to libraries and away he went. And after a little while, you’re both very comfortable with each other and the time passes quickly.

Godel, Escher, Bach : Douglas R. Hofstadter :

Our cells contain the genotype in our DNA which holds critical messages that triggers the manufacture of proteins, which triggers more reactions such as hofwtadter, until we have our physical manifestation or phenotype. I was wondering if you could help me decipher the theorems in this book!

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Jul 01, Daniel rated it liked it Recommends it for: It’s a very well-written, well-researched book. Fictionists and novelists deriving their narrative structures from the sciences and philosophy is nothing new.

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Though the final chapters are perhaps the most rich in terms of speculative ideas, the unifying thesis is ultimately a little weak; a little loosely defined. Douglas attended the International School of Geneva for a year.

Oct 18, Riku Sayuj rated it liked it Shelves: In much the same way, each chapter in GEB is like feeling a part of an elephant.

He does this in the most entertaining way, through dialogues and examples that lead even a Rabbit like me to the obvious conclusion. It discussed important concepts early on, and was very influential in the 80s and 90s now very dated and a little less shocking.

And if Michelangelo had been Siamese twins, the work would have been completed in half the time. I’m afraid we have only read three quarters of the book!

Aug 23, Jeffrey rated it it was amazing Shelves: Other more recent models are Phaeaco implemented by Harry Foundalis and SeqSee Abhijit Mahabalwhich model high-level perception and analogy-making in the microdomains of Bongard problems and number sequences, respectively.

The actual content of this book could fit in under a hundred pages, but Hofstadter feels it necessary to pack on pages upon pages upon pages of barely-relevant filler, much of it apparently just to show off with the fact that he read some classical Greek poetry once.

So why wasn’t this serious sentence scoffed at? As it is, his constant pedagogical wordplay and artful brain teasers started out fun but after page they started making me tired.