Gödel, Escher, Bach

Gödel, Escher, Bach
An Eternal Golden Braid

by Douglas R. Hofstadter

  • Publisher : Penguin Group(CA)
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 832
  • ISBN : 9780140289206
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'What is a self and how can a self come out of inanimate matter?' This is the riddle that drove Douglas Hofstadter to write this extraordinary book. In order to impart his original and personal view on the core mystery of human existence - our intangible sensation of 'I'-ness - Hofstadter defines the playful yet seemingly paradoxical notion of 'strange loop', and explicates this idea using analogies from many disciplines.

Gödel, Escher, Bach

Gödel, Escher, Bach
An Eternal Golden Braid

by Douglas R. Hofstadter

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 1980
  • Pages : 777
  • ISBN : 9780394745022
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"A metaphorical fugue on minds and machines in the manner of Lewis Carroll"--Cover subtitle.

Godel, Escher, Bach

Godel, Escher, Bach
A Book

by Douglas R. Hofstadter

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1979
  • Pages : 777
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A young scientist and mathematician explores the mystery and complexity of human thought processes from an interdisciplinary point of view

Metamagical Themas

Metamagical Themas
Questing For The Essence Of Mind And Pattern

by Douglas R. Hofstadter

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2008-08-04
  • Pages : 880
  • ISBN : 0786723866
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Hofstadter's collection of quirky essays is unified by its primary concern: to examine the way people perceive and think.

I Am a Strange Loop

I Am a Strange Loop
A Book

by Douglas R. Hofstadter

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2007-08-01
  • Pages : 436
  • ISBN : 0465008372
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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One of our greatest philosophers and scientists of the mind asks, where does the self come from--and how our selves can exist in the minds of others. Can thought arise out of matter? Can self, soul, consciousness, "I" arise out of mere matter? If it cannot, then how can you or I be here? I Am a Strange Loop argues that the key to understanding selves and consciousness is the "strange loop"-a special kind of abstract feedback loop inhabiting our brains. The most central and complex symbol in your brain is the one called "I." The "I" is the nexus in our brain, one of many symbols seeming to have free will and to have gained the paradoxical ability to push particles around, rather than the reverse. How can a mysterious abstraction be real-or is our "I" merely a convenient fiction? Does an "I" exert genuine power over the particles in our brain, or is it helplessly pushed around by the laws of physics? These are the mysteries tackled in I Am a Strange Loop, Douglas Hofstadter's first book-length journey into philosophy since Gödel, Escher, Bach. Compulsively readable and endlessly thought-provoking, this is a moving and profound inquiry into the nature of mind.

Music in the Words: Musical Form and Counterpoint in the Twentieth-Century Novel

Music in the Words: Musical Form and Counterpoint in the Twentieth-Century Novel
A Book

by Alan Shockley

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2017-07-05
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN : 1351557297
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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There is a strong tradition of literary analyses of the musical artwork. Simply put, all musicology - any writing about music - is an attempt at making analogies between what happens within the world of sound and language itself. This study considers this analogy from the opposite perspective: authors attempting to structure words using musical forms and techniques. It's a viewpoint much more rarely explored, and none of the extant studies of novelists' musical techniques have been done by musicians. Can a novel follow the form of a symphony and still succeed as a novel? Can musical counterpoint be mimicked by words on a page? Alan Shockley begins looking for answers by examining music's appeal for novelists, and then explores two brief works, a prose fugue by Douglas Hofstadter, and a short story by Anthony Burgess modeled after a Mozart symphony. Analyses of three large, emblematic attempts at musical writing follow. The much debated 'Sirens' episode of James Joyce's Ulysses, which the author famously likened to a fugue, Burgess' largely ignored Napoleon Symphony: A Novel in Four Movements, patterned on Beethoven's Eroica, and Joyce's Finnegans Wake, which Shockley examines as an attempt at composing a fully musicalized language. After these three larger analyses, Shockley discusses two quite recent brief novels, William Gaddis' novella Agapgape and David Markson's This is not a novel, proposing that each of these confounding texts coheres elegantly when viewed as a musically-structured work. From the perspective of a composer, Shockley offers the reader fresh tools for approaching these dense and often daunting texts.

Choice

Choice
Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1979
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Infinity and the Mind

Infinity and the Mind
The Science and Philosophy of the Infinite

by Rudy Rucker

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2004-11-21
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 0691121273
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In Infinity and the Mind, Rudy Rucker leads an excursion to that stretch of the universe he calls the "Mindscape," where he explores infinity in all its forms: potential and actual, mathematical and physical, theological and mundane. Rucker acquaints us with Gödel's rotating universe, in which it is theoretically possible to travel into the past, and explains an interpretation of quantum mechanics in which billions of parallel worlds are produced every microsecond. It is in the realm of infinity, he maintains, that mathematics, science, and logic merge with the fantastic. By closely examining the paradoxes that arise from this merging, we can learn a great deal about the human mind, its powers, and its limitations. Using cartoons, puzzles, and quotations to enliven his text, Rucker guides us through such topics as the paradoxes of set theory, the possibilities of physical infinities, and the results of Gödel's incompleteness theorems. His personal encounters with Gödel the mathematician and philosopher provide a rare glimpse at genius and reveal what very few mathematicians have dared to admit: the transcendent implications of Platonic realism.

Callaghan's Appellate Advocacy Manual

Callaghan's Appellate Advocacy Manual
A Book

by John W. Cooley

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1989
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Playful Intelligence

Playful Intelligence
Digitizing Tradition

by Henry Sussman

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2014-10-23
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 1472568834
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is a guide, in theory and in practice, to how current technological changes have impacted our interaction with texts and with each other. Henry Sussman rereads pivotal moments in literary, philosophical and cultural modernity as anticipating the cybernetic discourse that has increasingly defined theory since the computer revolution. Cognitive science, psychoanalysis and systems theory are paralleled to current trends in literary and philosophical theory. Chapters alternate between theory and readings of literary texts, resulting in a broad but rigorously grounded framework for the relation between literature and computer science. This book is a refreshing perspective on the analog-orientated tradition of theory in the humanities – and offers the first literary-textual genealogy of the digital.

New Internationalist

New Internationalist
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Publishers' Trade List Annual

The Publishers' Trade List Annual
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1980
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Magill's Literary Annual 1980

Magill's Literary Annual 1980
Books Of 1979

by Frank N. Magill

  • Publisher : Salem Press
  • Release : 1980
  • Pages : 950
  • ISBN : 9780893562809
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Contemporary Issues Criticism

Contemporary Issues Criticism
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1982
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Excerpts from criticism of contemporary writings in sociology, economics, politics, psychology, anthropology, education, history, law, biography, and related fields.

Machinery of the Mind

Machinery of the Mind
Inside the New Science of Artificial Intelligence

by George Johnson

  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release : 1986
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Discusses current research into artificial intelligence, computer programming, the contributions of Alan Turing, expert systems, Boolean logic, memory structure, and the roots of intelligence

The Freethinker

The Freethinker
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1981
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Stanford

Stanford
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1991
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Masterplots II.: Emp-Man

Masterplots II.: Emp-Man
A Book

by Frank Northen Magill

  • Publisher : Salem PressInc
  • Release : 1989
  • Pages : 441
  • ISBN : 9780893564803
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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318 works of important 20th century nonfiction receive the Masterplots treatment. This series includes contributions from authors worldwide in the areas of autobiography, memoirs, philosophy, anthropology, psychology and other subjects written for the non-specialist reader. Examples of titles include Richard Wright's Black Boy and Norman Mailer's Of a Fire on the Moon. As in all Masterplots II series, there is no duplication of title, within any other Masterplots collection.

The Knight's Move

The Knight's Move
The Relational Logic of the Spirit in Theology and Science

by James Edwin Loder,W. Jim Neidhardt

  • Publisher : Helmers & Howard Pub
  • Release : 1992
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The cultural fragmentation spawned by the destructive dualisms of our age has heightened the urgency of the search for common ground in theological and scientific inquiry. In "The Knight's Move,"theologian James E. Loder (at Princeton Seminary) and physicist W. Jim Neidhardt (at the New Jersey Institute of Technology) propose a unifying connection in a generic concept of spirit -- graphically represented by the "strange loop" relationality of the Mobius band. This relational logic is disclosed in surprisingly analogous ways in the "knight's move" of discovery in both science and theology, whether in the leap of insight or in the leap of faith. At the irreducible core of the knight's move is the self-involvement of the knower, pointing to the proximate relationality of the human spirit, to the contingent relationality of physical reality, and ultimately to the trinitarian relationality of God's Spirit. In the pivotal knight's moves of Niels Bohr's complementarity in the exploration of quantum physics and Soren Kierkegaard's qualitative dialectic in the exploration of human nature and the relational logic of the incarnation, the authors establish a model of spirit that illuminates remarkable interdisciplinary convergences in human development (Piaget), scientific discovery (Einstein), and theological knowledge (T.F. Torrance). This relational model also describes the fundamental pattern governing the transformational dynamics of human experience, from the individual journey of intensification to the corporate life of communal interaction. The central insights of "The Knight's Move" are grounded in the relation of human spirit and Divine Spirit, a gracious personal interplay pictured in the unending paradoxical unity of the strange loop. This foundation for the self-relational nature of human knowing provides a fruitful way of conceptualizing common roots in theology and science as revealed in the astonishing developments of the twentieth century.

Babel

Babel

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1991
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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