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Gödel, Escher, Bach by Douglas R. Hofstadter
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Mar 20, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: favorites, science, mathematics, philosophy, non-fiction, artificial-intelligence

GEB has kept me busy for months, and I am still leafing through it to see whether I have missed anything. The first part, titled GEB, focuses on what Gödel, Escher and Bach had in common: a fascination with paradoxes, loops and self-reference. The second part, titled EGB, goes more into the functioning of the human brain, artificial intelligence, genetics, language, programming, and, well, a lot more. Even though it was written decades ago, the chapters related to computer science and programming languages are still relevant. Clever, fascinating and surprisingly funny, GEB is a book that I would recommend to anyone who likes reading about mathematics, logic and science.

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