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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This is the original version which is a direct scan of all the pages. The description of Godel’s incompleteness theorem is still excellent.

This is the exact version I am speaking of. None of the concepts are really things that are ‘datable’. I have been searching everywhere for an ebook or pdf of godel escher bach.

Learning Research paper about Godel Escher Bach: People who see you reading it will open spontaneous conversations and often gift you with unexpected insights. The Bach still stands on govel own, but the fact that the book can only talk about it and the reader is still on their own in so far as experiencing the music goes, and an appreciation for Bach is both the part of the book that took the longest to develop and the part which has stuck with me the longest It was also at a time in my life where I didn’t know much about recursion or self-referential statements, which made the book’s ideas all the more engaging.


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Have you read it? I keep it around for more a reference purpose.

That said, you’ll probably find that you need to read it more than once to glean everything from it. It’s my favorite book. Well we still don’t have a meaningful grasp on what consciousness is. When I read it in high school, I thought it was torgent.

This gigantic volume of speculation It also won a Pulitzer Prize back when it was released. In addition to the kind of OCR errors you point out, they didn’t even try to preserve things like indentation. Please tell the publisher: It was featured in a scene in The Matrix? Douglas Hofstadter won’t allow it to be published in electronic form. Is this seriously the reason? It’s a well-known book in general, particularly famous and revered among STEM circles.

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When something is described as “prententious” it piques my interest. Maybe we need to make an electronic version. 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. Retrieved December 31 from https: 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 predict godeel revolution in our understanding of consciousness will not come from a philosopher, or a neuro-scientist or a psychologist but from a computer-scientist who once read GEB DharmaSoldat on Jan 5, It is awesome. Preferably a legal copy, as I would love to read this on my Kindle instead of lugging around a big book.


I have found previous versions where they have lines through the pages and the double scanned pages are cropped at the edges. It involves trying to think about how you think and formalize it, which rarely happens in modern AI. I think it would be easier to do proofread and edit the few mistakes in the existing copy. He doesn’t like ebooks. I read it twice, though I skipped most of the poetry parts and discussion of Bach.

Its an amazing book. Contrast “good old-fashioned AI” with “machine learning”, where the representations are as minimalistic and low-level as possible, because the only important thing is that when you update them a few billion times the right results emerge statistically. If it was in The MatrixI missed it. Yeah, he’s the sort of author who puts a lot of work into getting the look of a page right.

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Read it and find out. I think he is right.

I have to say I was surprised by that statement, but, thinking of it But Godell would also really love an electronic version as well.