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

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The readthrough has begun, starting January 21st! Everyone is welcome, look for the sticky posts if you want to join in. I have been searching everywhere for an ebook or pdf of godel escher bach. I have found two different pdf versions and both have many typos which make understanding certain chapters impossible. Does there exist a good version?

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

Escher , and composer Johann Sebastian Bach , the book expounds concepts fundamental to mathematics , symmetry , and intelligence. Through illustration and analysis, the book discusses how, through self-reference and formal rules, systems can acquire meaning despite being made of "meaningless" elements. It also discusses what it means to communicate, how knowledge can be represented and stored, the methods and limitations of symbolic representation, and even the fundamental notion of "meaning" itself.

A major problem in knowledge acquisition is expert combinatorics. An artificial expert, with computational intelligence, processes all possible user cases consistently; it has Super-expertise that can process any case much quicker and more expediently than a human expert. This paper considers the nature and limits of Super-expertise, with some reference to the early visions of artificial intelligence of Hofstadter, in order to develop programming epistemology as methodology that may solve many of the knowledge acquisition problems that have produced the Feigenbaum bottleneck.

It also looks at the prospects for computers and artificial intelligence AI for mimicking human thought. For the general reader and the computer techie alike, this book still sets a standard for thinking about the future of computers and their relation to the way we think. Borrowing a page from Lewis Carroll who might well have been a fan of this book , each chapter presents a dialogue between the Tortoise and Achilles, as well as other characters who dramatize concepts discussed later in more detail. Allusions to Bach's music centering on his Musical Offering and Escher's continually paradoxical artwork are plentiful here. October 13,

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This article will be permanently flagged as inappropriate and made unaccessible to everyone. Are you certain this article is inappropriate? Email Address:. The tagline "a metaphorical fugue on minds and machines in the spirit of Lewis Carroll " was used by the publisher to describe the book. Escher and composer Johann Sebastian Bach , GEB expounds concepts fundamental to mathematics , symmetry , and intelligence.

Simply click any of the direct download buttons below for instant access. If you prefer to read online this book by Douglas R. Hofstadter, then press the ebook reader icon instead. 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 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. Twenty years after it topped the bestseller charts, Douglas R.

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