Gödel, Escher, Bach

An Eternal Golden Braid

Average vote of 1592
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'What is a self, and how can a self come out of inaminate matter?' This book examines this riddle. Linking together the music of J S Bach, the graphic art of Escher and the mathematical theorems of Gödel, as well as ideas drawn from logic, biology, ...Continua
Ha scritto il 16/12/11
One of my absolute favorites of all time. A must read for anybody interested in the mind, philosophy, mathematics, and just life in general.
Ha scritto il 26/07/11
I had high hopes for this book, after reading and thoroughly enjoying Le Ton Beau de Marot.Unfortunately, I didn't find GED as appealing as I thought it would be. Interesting subject, very clever use of language, but in the end I struggled to get it ...Continua
Ha scritto il 19/06/11
One of my favorite "top 10" books. An incredible effort, tying these works together. Informative, entertaining and deep. What books are for.
Ha scritto il 25/01/11
the author was so young when he wrote this book, he is really a genius. This book is one of two books I love best.
Ha scritto il 11/04/10
An Enthousiastic Great Bacchanal
Fantastic book. The best reading this year so far. The book is centered around recursive auto references; those generates twisted hierarchies, which, according to the author, can explain much about Intelligence, Consciousness, DNA, symbols and ...Continua

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