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Godel-Escher-Bach by Douglas R Hofstadter

Godel-Escher-Bach by Douglas R Hofstadter

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Published by: Mihai Frincu on Sep 01, 2012
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Overview viiiList of Illustrations xivWords of Thanks xix
Part I: GEB
Introduction: A Musico-Logical Offering 3Three-Part Invention 29Chapter I: The MU-puzzle 33Two-Part Invention 43Chapter II: Meaning and Form in Mathematics 46Sonata for Unaccompanied Achilles 61Chapter III: Figure and Ground 64Contracrostipunctus 75Chapter IV: Consistency, Completeness, and Geometry 82Little Harmonic Labyrinth 103Chapter V: Recursive Structures and Processes 127Canon by Intervallic Augmentation 153Chapter VI: The Location of Meaning 158Chromatic Fantasy, And Feud 177Chapter VII: The Propositional Calculus 181Crab Canon 199Chapter VIII: Typographical Number Theory 204A Mu Offering 231Chapter IX: Mumon and Gödel 246
Prelude ... 275Chapter X: Levels of Description, and Computer Systems 285Ant Fugue 311Chapter XI: Brains and Thoughts 337English French German Suit 366Chapter XII: Minds and Thoughts 369Aria with Diverse Variations 391Chapter XIII: BlooP and FlooP and GlooP 406Air on G's String 431Chapter XIV: On Formally Undecidable Propositions of TNTand Related Systems 438Birthday Cantatatata ... 461Chapter XV: Jumping out of the System 465Edifying Thoughts of a Tobacco Smoker 480Chapter XVI: Self-Ref and Self-Rep 495The Magn fierab, Indeed 549Chapter XVII: Church, Turing, Tarski, and Others 559SHRDLU, Toy of Man's Designing 586Chapter XVIII: Artificial Intelligence: Retrospects 594Contrafactus 633Chapter XIX: Artificial Intelligence: Prospects 641Sloth Canon 681Chapter XX: Strange Loops, Or Tangled Hierarchies 684Six-Part Ricercar 720 Notes 743Bibliography 746Credits 757Index 759

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