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  • Godel, Escher, Bach by Douglas R. Hofstadter
    Godel, Escher, Bach (English, Paperback) Douglas R. Hofstadter

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize A metaphorical fugue on minds and machines in the spirit of Lewis Carroll

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  • I Am a Strange Loop by Douglas R. Hofstadter
    I Am a Strange Loop (English, Paperback) Douglas R. Hofstadter

    Douglas Hofstadter's critically acclaimed return to the themes of Godel, Escher, Bach--an original and controversial view of the nature of consciousness and identity.

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  • The Mind's I by Daniel C. Dennett
    The Mind's I (English, Paperback) Daniel C. Dennett, Douglas R. Hofstadter

    From some of the 20th century's greatest thinkers, essays on topics as diverse as artificial intelligence, evolution, science fiction, philosophy, reductionism, and consciousness

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  • Surfaces and Essences by Douglas R. Hofstadter
    Surfaces and Essences (English, Hardback) Douglas R. Hofstadter, Emmanuel Sander

    In a major new work from the author of Goedel, Escher, Bach and I Am a Strange Loop, two leading scholars argue that analogy is the basis for all human thoughts

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  • Godel's Proof by Ernest Nagel
    Godel's Proof (English, Paperback) Ernest Nagel, James R. Newman

    In 1931 Kurt Godel published his fundamental paper, On Formally Undecidable Propositions of Principia Mathematica and Related Systems. This revolutionary paper challenged certain basic assumptions underlying much research in mathematics and logic. The authors provide an explanation of the main ideas and broad implications of Godel's discovery.

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  • Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies by Douglas R. Hofstadter
    Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies (English, Paperback) Douglas R. Hofstadter

    Readers of earlier works by Douglas Hofstadter will find this book a natural extension of his style and his ideas about creativity and analogy in addition, psychologists, philosophers, and artificial-intelligence researchers will find in this elabourate web of ingenious ideas a deep and challenging new view of mind.

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  • Eugene Onegin: A Novel In Verse by Alexander Pushkin
    Eugene Onegin: A Novel In Verse (English, Paperback) Alexander Pushkin

    Fans of Hofstadter's Le Ton beau de Marot will be delighted to see his meticulous theories of translation put into practice in what seems destined to become the definitive English-language version of Eugene Onegin. It is sure to bring new and deserving readers to this neglected literary jewel.

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  • That Mad Ache by Francoise Sagan
    That Mad Ache (English, Paperback) Francoise Sagan

    A novel of lost love set in Paris in the 1960s by one of France's most famous novelists; richly translated and with an afterword by Douglas Hofstadter

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  • Godel's Proof by Ernest Nagel
    Godel's Proof (English, Hardback) Ernest Nagel, James R. Newman

    Best-selling book that challenges basic assumptions of logic

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  • Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges
    Alan Turing: The Enigma (English, Paperback) Andrew Hodges

    "The book that inspired the film The imitation game."

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  • Le Ton Beau De Marot by Douglas R. Hofstadter
    Le Ton Beau De Marot (Multiple languages, Paperback) Douglas R. Hofstadter

    This text presents a translation of a short poem by 16th-century French poet Clement Marot.

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  • Metamagical Themas by Douglas R. Hofstadter
    Metamagical Themas (English, Paperback) Douglas R. Hofstadter

    Hofstadter's collection of quirky essays is unified by its primary concern: to examine the way people perceive and think.

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  • M.C. Escher by Doris Schattschneider
    M.C. Escher (English, Hardback) Doris Schattschneider

    A new edition of the classic study of the enigmatic artist looks at Escher's notebooks, explains how he developed his symmetrical designs and puzzle-like interlocking of forms, and shows a variety of his drawings.

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  • Godel, Escher, Bach by Douglas R. Hofstadter
    Godel, Escher, Bach (English, Paperback) Douglas R. Hofstadter

    '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 Godel, as well as ideas drawn from logic, biology, psychology, physics and linguistics, it reveals the mysteries of human thought processes.

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  • Alan Turing by Andrew Hodges
    Alan Turing (English, Paperback) Andrew Hodges

    It is only a slight exaggeration to say that the British mathematician Alan Turing (1912-1954) saved the Allies from the Nazis, invented the computer and artificial intelligence, and anticipated gay liberation by decades - all before his strange and tragic suicide at age forty-one. This title presents his portrait.

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