Godel Escher Bach

Godel  Escher  Bach
Author : Douglas R. Hofstadter
Publisher : Basic Books
Total Pages : 824
Release : 1999
ISBN 10 : 0465026567
ISBN 13 : 9780465026562
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Godel Escher Bach Book Description:

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize A metaphorical fugue on minds and machines in the spirit of Lewis Carroll Douglas Hofstadter's book is concerned directly with the nature of "maps" or links between formal systems. However, according to Hofstadter, the formal system that underlies all mental activity transcends the system that supports it. If life can grow out of the formal chemical substrate of the cell, if consciousness can emerge out of a formal system of firing neurons, then so too will computers attain human intelligence. Gödel, Escher, Bach is a wonderful exploration of fascinating ideas at the heart of cognitive science: meaning, reduction, recursion, and much more.

G del Escher Bach

G  del  Escher  Bach
Author : Douglas R. Hofstadter
Publisher : Vintage
Total Pages : 800
Release : 1999
ISBN 10 : UVA:X004007440
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

G del Escher Bach Book Description:

Explores the mystery and complexity of human thought processes from an interdisciplinary point of view

G del Escher Bach

G  del  Escher  Bach
Author : Douglas R. Hofstadter
Publisher : Tusquets Editores, S.A.
Total Pages : 882
Release : 2007
ISBN 10 : 8483830248
ISBN 13 : 9788483830246
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

G del Escher Bach Book Description:

¿Puede un sistema comprenderse a sí mismo ? Si esta pregunta se refiere a la mente humana, entonces nos encontramos ante una cuestión clave del pensamiento científico. Y de la filosofía. Y del arte. Investigar este misterio es una aventura que recorre la matemática, la física, la biología, la psicología y muy especialmente, el lenguaje. Douglas R. Hofstadter, joven y ya célebre científico, nos abre la puerta del enigma con la belleza y la alegría creadora de su estilo. Sorprendentes paralelismos ocultos entre los grabados de Escher y la música de Bach nos remiten a las paradojas clásicas de los antiguos griegos y a un teorema de la lógica matemática moderna que ha estremecido el pensamiento del siglo XX : el de Kurt Gödel. Todo lenguaje, todo sistema formal, todo programa de ordenador, todo proceso de pensamiento, llegan, tarde o temprano, a la situación límite de la autorreferencia : de querer expresarse sobre sí mismos. Surge entonces la emoción del infinito, como dos espejos enfrentados y obligados a reflejarse mutua e indefinidamente. Gödel, Escher, Bach : un Eterno y Grácil Bucle, es una obra de arte escrita por un sabio. Versa sobre los misterios del pensamiento e incluye, ella misma, sus propios misterios. Por ello su traducción ha supuesto también una larga, azarosa y laboriosa aventura que el propio autor ha vivido y que relata en un prólogo especialmente escrito para esta versión española.

Godel Escher Bach Un Eterno Y Gracil Bucle

Godel  Escher  Bach   Un Eterno Y Gracil Bucle
Author : Douglas R. Hofstadter
Publisher :
Total Pages : 882
Release : 1989
ISBN 10 : OCLC:991805128
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Godel Escher Bach Un Eterno Y Gracil Bucle Book Description:

Hofstadter s Grandchildren

Hofstadter s Grandchildren
Author : Adam Cole
Publisher :
Total Pages : 160
Release : 2007-05-01
ISBN 10 : 1425756395
ISBN 13 : 9781425756390
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hofstadter s Grandchildren Book Description:

What begins as an open letter to Douglas Hofstadter, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, soon becomes a journey into myriad self-discoveries. Hofstadter's Grandchildren is a collection of poetry and fi ction inspired by Gödel, Escher, Bach including a four-line play about a four-line play, a narrative about a child who becomes the wind, and a story about the author's ultimate crisis of confidence. With outright lies and earth-shattering true-confessions, Hofstadter's Grandchildren reminds us that to know ourselves, sometimes we have to forget who we are.

GODEL ESCHER BACH

GODEL ESCHER  BACH
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages : 777
Release : 1979
ISBN 10 : OCLC:878754858
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

GODEL ESCHER BACH Book Description:

Pulitzer Prize for General Non Fiction

Pulitzer Prize for General Non Fiction
Author : Source Wikipedia
Publisher : University-Press.org
Total Pages : 34
Release : 2013-09
ISBN 10 : 123048664X
ISBN 13 : 9781230486642
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pulitzer Prize for General Non Fiction Book Description:

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 32. Chapters: Godel, Escher, Bach, Guns, Germs, and Steel, The Ants, The Beak of the Finch, The Story of Civilization, The Guns of August, The Armies of the Night, The Soul of a New Machine, The Dragons of Eden, The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power, The Looming Tower, Carry Me Home: Birmingham, Alabama, the Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution, The Denial of Death, Embracing Defeat, A Bright Shining Lie, A Problem from Hell, The Good War, Common Ground, Wandering Through Winter, Stilwell and the American Experience in China, 1911-45, The Making of the Atomic Bomb, Annals of the Former World, Ghost Wars, Fire in the Lake, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, Gulag: A History, The Rising Sun, Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America, Fin-de-Siecle Vienna, The Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945, Lenin's Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire, Children of Crisis, The Social Transformation of American Medicine, On Human Nature, The Problem of Slavery in Western Culture, The Haunted Land: Facing Europe's Ghosts After Communism, O Strange New World, Gandhi's Truth: On the Origins of Militant Nonviolence, Why Survive? Being Old in America, Slavery by Another Name, Anti-intellectualism in American Life, Arab and Jew: Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land, Ashes to Ashes: America's Hundred-Year Cigarette War, the Public Health, and the Unabashed Triumph of Philip Morris, The Dead Hand, Is There No Place on Earth for Me?, Move Your Shadow, Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan, So Human an Animal, Beautiful Swimmers, Imperial Reckoning, And Their Children After Them. Excerpt: Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies is a 1997 book by Jared Diamond, professor of geography and physiology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In 1998 it won a Pulitzer Prize and...

G del s Proof

G  del s Proof
Author : Ernest Nagel
Publisher : NYU Press
Total Pages : 129
Release : 2001-10-01
ISBN 10 : 9780814758168
ISBN 13 : 0814758169
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

G del s Proof Book Description:

"In Godel's Proof, Ernest Nagel and James Newman provide a readable and non-technical explanation for both scholars and non-specialists of the main ideas and broad implications of Godel's discovery. First published in 1958 and in print continuously in ten languages, this highly popular, seminal work offers every educated person with an interest in mathematics, logic, and philosophy the opportunity to understand a previously difficult and inaccessible subject."--BOOK JACKET.

M C Escher 6 posters

M C  Escher   6 posters
Author : Christine Traber
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1993
ISBN 10 : OCLC:778326348
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

M C Escher 6 posters Book Description:

Traductio

Traductio
Author : Dirk Delabastita
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 296
Release : 2016-04-08
ISBN 10 : 9781134959303
ISBN 13 : 1134959303
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Traductio Book Description:

Nothing like wordplay can make difference between languages look so uncompromising, can give such a sharp edge to the dilemma between forms and effects, can so blur the line between translation and adaptation, or can cast such harsh light on our illusion of complete semantic stability. In the pun the whole language system may resonate, and so may literary traditions and ideological discourses. It follows that the pun does not only put translators to the test, it also poses a challenge to the views and concepts of those who study translation. This book brings together experts on translation and the pun, as well as researchers representing a variety of other relevant disciplines and schools of thought, ranging from theology to deconstruction and from contrastive linguistics to feminism. It can be read as a companion volume to Wordplay and Translation, a special issue of The Translator (Volume 2, Number 2, 1996), also edited by Dirk Delabastita