Douglas Hofstadter, author of Gödel, Escher, Bach, mentions in the very beginning of this book how people don’t seem to understand the book.

Even its back cover has vague reviews. For a 700+ pages-long book, how do you know whether you should read it?

This book is for those who like to think about thinking.

The author makes great observations about intelligence and delves into heavy mathematical discussion around Godel’s work on self-referencing systems that are Bach’s fugues and Escher’s optical illusion style art.

You might not need to be a professional mathematician to appreciate the book, but you’ll need to really like math a lot.

The book will give you a glimpse at fundamental thinking with in depth approach towards cognitive science: meaning, reduction and recursion.

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TO DO: Read Gödel, Escher, Bach by Douglas R. Hofstadter


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