One of my absolute favorites of all time. A must read for anybody interested in the mind, philosophy, mathematics, and just life in general.
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 finished.
One of my favorite "top 10" books. An incredible effort, tying these works together. Informative, entertaining and deep. What books are for.
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.
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 meaning. The book spans over Zen and Zenone, Bach and Cage, Escher and Magritte, Gödel and Turing, Cantor and Russel; I loved every-single page. Hofstadter investigates all these aspects (and more even) at very different levels. The auto-references allow him to jump up and down, and move in stimulating vortexes, culminating, right before a Ricercar in 6 voices, in a digression about free will, life and death at various levels. How great it would be to have a digression of the very same type on sex!! A Recursive Iterative Compulsory Excitation Running Circles And Repeating...Continua