Gödel, Escher, Bach

By Douglas R. Hofstadter

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 syste…

Published date: January 1, 1979
Type: Books
Genre: Science

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Tying together Gödel's incompleteness theory with mathematics, with Escher's drawings, and Bach's fugues. And showing they're all related in some way.

Steve Jurvetson mentioned this book on "The Tim Ferriss Show" podcast.