Bach made an impromptu visit to King Frederick the Great of Prussia, and was . Gödel, Escher, and Bach are deeply intertwined in this very short Dialogue. on: Gödel, Escher, Bach: A Mental Space Odyssey Not % sure if that torrent is legit, but I’ve had the mp4 files on my harddisk for a few. I don’t think it’s at all pretentious, it’s just an exploration of a bunch of fun things that occurred to Hofstadter, some of which probably occurred to.

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And if he feels that an e-reader would mangle his work enough that it wouldn’t be worth paying for, I’d trust his judgment. None of the concepts are really things that are ‘datable’.

Which isn’t to say that Category theory or whatever are immune to Godel’s theorems, I have no idea how those would translate, and my gut tells me that they would have roughly the same eschwr.

It became useful when I lucked into being able to take Chomsky’s linguistics seminar as an undergrad. Should you read it?


I keep it around for more a reference purpose. Looks like they were copy pasted from an auto-truncated source or something. I didn’t even torent that. Read it and find out. Holy smokes, that looks like OCR text, and then someone has gone to the trouble of pasting in each individual image, including formulas etc. We are stuck in roughly the same place pondering whether its just a non-causal phenomena of the brain or a different type of stuff entirely.


Yeah, he’s the sort of author escheer puts a lot of work into getting the look of a page right.

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But there are others who have focused longer on analogy, e. I’m not sure why anyone would consider it out-dated. Fucking scribd has it but I think the “exploit” to download books from them was fixed. I mean, the OCR program has no idea that blank space is meaningful.

I have gone back and reread sections of it over the years. Before the images of Escher and fractals and recursion had a couple of decades to work their way into the background noise of common culture, GEB was mind blowing. An Eternal Golden Braid? What does GEB stand for? The GEB was instrumental in making me a self-conscious and cynical fan of post-modernism and deconstruction, and an avid reader of tales about failure.

I thought it was great the first time I read it. If you’re enthralled, keep reading.

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That must’ve taken some time. My suggestion is to esdher it a go, skim when it gets turgid, and admire some of the lengths the author went through to explore an idea. Hofstadter 36 customer reviews See this book on Amazon.

I know I have found many, but here’s one for example. A Question of Endpoints. I have owned and kept a copy near me since I first acquired it.

Thats what was in the movie, I retract my previous comment. I can’t imagine that ggodel at your standard public school nowadays. Amazon isn’t selling even the print version of GEB?!? What do you guys think? That said, the most dated aspect of the book is the mindshare it has obtained. GEB is about the spine-tinglingly freaky consequences of feedback and self-reference.


GEB uses indentation to indicate things like the structure of a dialogue or the structure of a logical argument, and without it, some entire sections will become very unclear.

We have a much better understanding of that now and it doesn’t match his speculation. Page 63 with the section titled “The Basic Laws of Arithmetic”. The text and images are much more clear than the scan, and seems to be the best quality electronic version of the book. Zigurd on Jan 5, What are you expecting it to be? More particularly though, the book contains many illustrations, equations, and important typographical conventions which he personally worried over in LaTex he typeset his own book.

JamieLewis on Jan 5, A format much imitated since.

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Anyone curious about existance, life, and how the whole system works will be amazed by the author’s expertise on the subject; as if DH had been working escyer it since decades. The time would have been be better spent elsewhere.

The idea that a book offering such deep technical engagement could achieve popular exposure in today’s world, borders on the unthinkable. I think it is still relevant and recommend it.