Book:Douglas R. Hofstadter/Gödel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid

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

Published $1979$, Penguin

ISBN 0-465-02656-7.


Subject Matter


Contents

Overview
List of Illustrations
Words of Thanks
Part I: GEB
Introduction: A Musico-Logical Offering
Three-Part Invention
Chapter I: The MU-Puzzle
Two-Part Invention
Chapter II: Meaning and Form in Mathematics
Sonata for Unaccompanied Achilles
Chapter III: Figure and Ground
Contracrostipunctus
Chapter IV: Consistency, Completeness and Geometry
Little Harmonic Labyrinth
Chapter V: Recursive Structures and Processes
Canon by Intervallic Augmentation
Chapter VI: The Location of Meaning
Chromatic Fantasy, and Feud
Chapter VII: The Propositional Calculus
Crab Canon
Chapter VIII: Typographical Number Theory
A Mu Offering
Chapter IX: Mumon and Gödel
Part II: EGB
Chapter X: Levels of Description, and Computer Systems
Prelude ...
Chapter XI: Brains and Thoughts
... Ant Fugue
Chapter XII: Minds and Thoughts
Aria with Diverse Variations
Chapter XIII: BlooP and FlooP and GlooP
Air on G's String
Chapter XIV: On Formally Undecidable Propositions of TNT and Related Systems
Birthday Cantatatata ...
Chapter XV: Jumping out of the System
Edifying Thoughts of a Tobacco Smoker
Chapter XVI: Self-Ref and Self-Rep
The Magnificrab, Indeed
Chapter XVII: Church, Turing, Tarski, and Others
SHRDLU, Toy of Man's Designing
Chapter XVIII: Artificial Intelligence: Retrospects
Contrafactus
Chapter XIX: Artificial Intelligence: Prospects
Sloth Canon
Chapter XX: Strange Loops, or Tangled Hierarchies
Six-Part Ricercar
Notes
Bibliography
Credits
Index