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I Am a Strange Loop by Douglas R. Hofstadter
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Sep 17, 10

really liked it
bookshelves: mathematics, nonfiction, philosophy
Read from August 20 to September 12, 2010

The first half of this book goes into some depth concerning Bertrand Russell's and Whitehead's Principia Mathematica, and then the work of Kurt Godel. Hofstadter has an interesting description and point of view about this area. But the later portions of the book become steeped in philosophy, and quite frankly, became a bit boring. On the other hand, I had read his book Godel, Escher, Bach long ago, and found it to be excellent.
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