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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But in order to understand the finer points, I suppose gdfl would have to have a pretty good grasp on the answers to those questions.
I’m beginning to think that it will never happen. The core argument is speculative, and more philosophical than scientific.
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Neurologically, this is illustrated in the process of how symbols interact with each other. And it didn’t matter. For example, hofstdter discussion of the language processing functions of the brain is interesting, but did he really have to bring up the fact that he’s fluent in Russian and translated Eugene Onegin?
A passage’s perceived irrelevance, then, is in the eye of the beholder so to speak —certain connections that make sense to one reader might very well appear as completely random tangents to another. How can Self be in its own acronym? This is similar to the fact that computer memory is not the same as computer secher power.
There seems to be a fair share of confusion regarding this question. This book has set me to thinking, thinking hard, about what it gsel to be human. I won’t tell anyone. Refresh and try again. Laurence Sterne borrowed from John Locke the theory of douglaz association of ideas. This is visually represented in M. Tortoise, Meet Madame Tortue”, saying translators “instantly ran headlong into the conflict between the feminine gender of the French noun tortue and the masculinity of my character, the Tortoise.
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The book was a bit repetitive at times, and much more long-winded than it needed to be. But he presents the material in so many various forms. Dec 14, Manny rated it really liked it Shelves: These are definitely interesting ideas and very worth reading about, but whether GEB is worth reading is a harder question. I was wondering if you could help me review this book I am currently reading! Retrieved from ” https: If I were clever enough, I would write this review as a fugue. GEB gives a detailed account of how enzymes work on the strands, with typographical manipulations creating new strands.
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And then long strands of proofs in, yes you guessed it, mathematical formulas and the like as the bulk of the work.
I won’t say he cried about it, but he did ask for a discount on the books he was buying. The central thesis is that under certain conditions sufficiently complex, recursive self-editing systems can develop arbitrarily complex behavior without reference to external organization – and given an author who spends his days coding AI systems, you can see where he’s going. If Leonardo da Vinci had been born a female the hofsradter of the Sistine Chapel might never have been painted.
I didn’t fin After an gdle tome about the workings of the mind and what it means ggdel be intelligent, you’d think the author would be more self-aware by the end of the book than to say, “indirect self-reference is my favorite topic”. Is it a difficult book? Provocative, insightful and very enjoyable too. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This can be found by taking the first word of each paragraph, to reveal: The outer message has several layers.
The defining characteristic of recursion is the change in levels, so that it is recursive instead of being circular.
The early part vdel the relationship is a little tentative—what with both of you trying to get a feel for each other, and both of you not quite knowing what to make of each other—but the time you spend together is lots and lots of fun. Oct 11, Kaylee rated it it was ok. It is difficult, however, for us to jump out of ourselves. Hofstadter also gives the occasional exercise, leaving the reader without an answer to his question. The inner message is the transmitted message, content that is understood.
Buddy Read 1 8 Apr 01, And yes that’s a terrible and cloying analogy that takes it way too far.
Metaphiction is about a real thing, our experience of self-consciousness and what it makes us do. If you let him Hofstadter will show you how Godel destroyed Betrand Russell’s Principa Mathematica – his attempt to logically deduce all of mathematics from a set of axioms. It’s a very well-written, well-researched book. This system of enzymes causing the creation of new strands, strands defining the enzymes, creates a change of levels as new information are created from the process.
The more you think about it, the more bizarre it gets The book is filled with puzzles, such as Hofstadter’s MU puzzle. And of course he’s right, but that’s not the point.