Douglas R. Hofstadter





Douglas R. Hofstadter

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February 15, 1945

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Douglas Richard Hofstadter is an American academic whose research focuses on consciousness, thinking and creativity. He is best known for his book Gödel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid, first published in 1979, for which he was awarded the 1980 Pulitzer Prize for general non-fiction.

Hofstadter is the son of Nobel Prize-winning physicist Robert Hofstadter. Douglas grew up on the campus of Stanford University, where his father was a professor. Douglas attended the International School of Geneva for a year. He graduated with Distinction in Mathematics from Stanford in 1965. He spent a few years in Sweden in the mid 1960s. He continued his education and received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Oregon in 1975.

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“It turns out that an eerie type of chaos can lurk just behind a facade of order - and yet, deep inside the chaos lurks an even eerier type of order.”
Douglas R. Hofstadter, Metamagical Themas: Questing For The Essence Of Mind And Pattern

“Meaning lies as much
in the mind of the reader
as in the Haiku.

Douglas R. Hofstadter, Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid

“Hofstadter's Law: It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter's Law”
Douglas R. Hofstadter

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