In this book, Douglas Hoffstadter examines a whole host of topics around the subjects intelligence, consciousness, information, mathematics, recursion, symbolic systems, emergent behaviour...
The title relates to

- Kurt Godel - a mathematician and author of Godels Theorem - a recursive proof which defines some of the limits of symbolic systems (like arithmetic or computer programs)
- MCEscher - an artist, much of whose art examines the concepts of space through visual "tricks"
- JSBach - a composer - who composed music containing complex mathematical patterns - such as his fugues and cannons.

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Topic revision: 03 Jul 2001, andyp

Topic revision: 03 Jul 2001, andyp

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