This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: G(del, Escher, Bach is a Pulitzer Prize-winning treatise exploring patterns and symbols in the thinking of mathematician Kurt G(del, artist M. C. Escher and composer Johann Sebastian Bach. A groundbreaking book that has set the standard for interdisciplinary writing. A book every thinking reader must have. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: Douglas Hofstadter'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 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. Gödel Escher and Bach is a wonderful exploration of fascinating ideas at the heart of cognitive science: meaning, reduction, recursion, and much more.
Review: Everything is a symbol, and symbols can combine to form patterns. Patterns are beautiful and revelatory of larger truths. These are the central ideas in the thinking of Kurt Gödel, M.C. Escher, and Johann Sebastian Bach, perhaps the three greatest minds of the past quarter-millennium. In a stunning work of humanism, Hofstadter ties together the work of mathematician Gödel, graphic artist Escher, and composer Bach.
Gödel, Escher, Bach, a Pulitzer prize-winning treatise on genius, explores the workings of brilliant people's brains with the help of historical examples and brainteaser puzzles. Not for the dim or the lazy, this book shows you, more clearly than most any other, what it means to see symbols and patterns where others see only the universe. Touching on math, computers, literature, music, and artificial intelligence, Gödel, Escher, Bach is a challenging and potentially life-changing piece of writing.
Buchbeschreibung Basic Books, 1979. Buchzustand: Good. Fifth Printing. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP3130791
Buchbeschreibung Basic Books, New York, NY, 1979. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. Later Printing. With 777pp plus illustrations. Very clean and tight. No price clip or remainder mark. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. No Writing or Other Marks. Good Packing, Fast Shipping. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 056451
Buchbeschreibung Basic Books. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fair. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0465026850I5N00
Buchbeschreibung Basic Books. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fair. Dust Cover Missing. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0465026850I5N01
Buchbeschreibung Basic Books, 1979. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Fifth Printing. Some read/shelf wear and aging. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1710220001
Buchbeschreibung Basic Books, 1979. Buchzustand: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0465026850-2-4
Buchbeschreibung Basic Books. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. 0465026850 Item in good condition. Textbooks may not include supplemental items i.e. CDs, access codes etc. Buchnummer des Verkäufers Z0465026850Z3
Buchbeschreibung Basic Books. Buchzustand: Good. . Good dust jacket. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P07A-00766
Buchbeschreibung Basic Books, New York, NY, 1079. Hardcover. Buchzustand: F. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: F. First Publisher. Email for list of Bibliographies sited, photos of the book or further condition details. Illus: B/W. Photos: B/W. Chapter Notes. Bibliography. Index: General. "All too rarely we encounter a work that literally opens up whole new worlds for us thought the breath of its learning, the beauty and creative playfulness of its style and, above all, its ability to connect and make comprehensible widely disparate and hitherto unrelated perspectives and fields of knowledge. Gödel, Escher, Bach-already the subject of considerable prepublication excitement-is such a book" from dj. Hofstadter weaves a tapestry consisting of 3 threads: Gödel and the foundations of logic; Escher and his illusional perceptions; and Bach and his musical patterns. those along with some other topics allow us to see the world according to Hofstadter and to broaden our own perspectives and perhaps shake our own foundations a bit in the process. Winner of the 1980 Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 249
Buchbeschreibung Basic Books, 1979. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Good Book, has some highlighting inside, Text is readable.We Ship Every Day! Free Tracking Number Included! International Buyers Are Welcome! Satisfaction Guaranteed!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1567654524t