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Hofstadter, Douglas R. 1945-

Overview
Works: 122 works in 827 publications in 14 languages and 20,240 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  History 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Other
Classifications: QA9.8, 510.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Douglas R Hofstadter
Gödel, Escher, Bach : an eternal golden braid by Douglas R Hofstadter( Book )

138 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 4,394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, this book applies Godel's seminal contribution to modern mathematics to the study of the human mind and the development of artificial intelligence
The mind's I : fantasies and reflections on self and soul by Douglas R Hofstadter( Book )

69 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ISBN 0576504624X LCCN 8166099
I am a strange loop by Douglas R Hofstadter( Book )

32 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hofstadter's long-awaited return to the themes of Gödel, Escher, Bach--an original and controversial view of the nature of consciousness and identity. What do we mean when we say "I"? Can a self, a soul, a consciousness, an "I" arise out of mere matter? If it cannot, then how can you or I be here? This book argues that the key to understanding selves and consciousness is a special kind of abstract feedback loop inhabiting our brains. Deep down, a human brain is a chaotic soup of particles, on a higher level it is a jungle of neurons, and on a yet higher level it is a network of abstractions that we call "symbols." The most central and complex symbol in your brain or mine is the one we both call "I." But how can such a mysterious abstraction be real--or is our "I" merely a convenient fiction?--From publisher description
Metamagical themas : questing for the essence of mind and pattern by Douglas R Hofstadter( Book )

53 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes articles, many of which originally appeared in Scientific American, on memes, innumeracy, William Safire, Frederic Chopin, Rubik's Cube, strange attractors, Lisp, Heisenburg's uncertainty principle, quantum mechanics, Alan Turing, sphexishness, Prisoner's dilemma, and other topics
Surfaces and essences : analogy as the fuel and fire of thinking by Douglas R Hofstadter( Book )

37 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows how analogy-making pervades human thought at all levels, influencing the choice of words and phrases in speech, providing guidance in unfamiliar situations, and giving rise to great acts of imagination
Alan Turing : the enigma : the book that inspired the film The imitation game by Andrew Hodges( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gripping story of mathematics, science, computing, war history, cryptography, and homosexual persecution and liberation. Hodges tells how Turing's revolutionary idea of 1936-- the concept of a universal machine-- laid the foundation for the modern computer. Turing brought the idea to practical realization in 1945 with his electronic design. This work was directly related to Turing's leading role in breaking the German Enigma ciphers during World War II, a scientific triumph that was critical to Allied victory in the Atlantic. Despite his wartime service, Turing was eventually arrested, stripped of his security clearance, and forced to undergo a humiliating treatment program-- all for trying to live honestly in a society that defined homosexuality as a crime. This New York Times bestselling biography of the founder of computer science and artificial intelligence, with a new preface by the author that addresses Turing's royal pardon in 2013, is the definitive account of an extraordinary mind and life. --
Fluid concepts & creative analogies : computer models of the fundamental mechanisms of thought by Douglas R Hofstadter( Book )

29 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two ideas pervade the research. One is that the key question to answer is "What is a concept?" This means understanding how concepts overlap and trigger one another, how their fluid boundaries come about, how they give rise to generalizations and analogies, and so on. The second idea is that mental activity is fundamentally parallel, with many tiny agents independently carrying out small "subcognitive" acts and collectively building up coherent mental structures. Such agents lie far above the neural level, yet far below the conscious level; the hypothetical level of the brain at which they reside thus constitutes a largely uncharted substrate for thought. With these intuitions as guides, Hofstadter and the members of the Fluid Analogies Research Group have developed computer models that operate in small but extraordinarily challenging domains: playful anagram and number puzzles, analogy puzzles involving letter strings or tabletop objects, and fanciful alphabetic styles
Le ton beau de Marot : in praise of the music of language by Douglas R Hofstadter( Book )

20 editions published in 1997 in English and French and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Up next to the human mind
Virtual music : computer synthesis of musical style by David Cope( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gödel's proof by Ernest Nagel( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and Czech and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1931 Kurt Godel disrupted some of the fundamental assumptions underlying mathematics and logic with the publication of his revolutionary paper, "On Formally Undecidable Propositions of Principia Mathematica and Related Systems." Ironically, few mathematicians of the time were able to understand the young scholar's complex proof, and the full importance of this work was largely overlooked for many years. Godel was at last recognized by his peers and presented with the first Albert Einstein Award in 1951 for achievement in the natural sciences - the highest honor of its kind in the United States. The award committee, which included Albert Einstein and J. Robert Oppenheimer, described his work as "one of the greatest contributions to the sciences in recent times."" "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."--Jacket
Gödel, Escher, Bach : ein endloses geflochtenes Band by Douglas R Hofstadter( Book )

52 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gödel, Escher, Bach : les brins d'une guirlande éternelle by Douglas R Hofstadter( Book )

21 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in French and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publié aux Etats-Unis en 1979, ce best-seller international a notamment remporté le prix Pulitzer 1980. L'auteur, brillant professeur d'informatique, "établit des liens entre les gravures d'Escher, la musique de Bach et la logique mathématique, et nous rend intelligibles des similitudes cachées entre des domaines aussi variés que la biologie, la psychologie, la physique et la linguistique
The discovery of dawn by Walter Veltroni( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story about a man who reclaims his past. Giovanni Astengo keeps his life at arm's length: the father of a 12-year-old girl with Down syndrome, Stella, and a forlorn, world-weary 20-year-old, Lorenzo, Giovanni is also still searching for his own lost father, who vanished during a period of political terrorism in 1977. Revisiting the country house his parents used to frequent, Giovanni discovers there that he can call his 13-year-old self (on the eve of his father's disappearance, no less) by dialing his old phone number. Over the phone, Giovanni tries to change the future by having his younger self look for clues about his father's disappearance. There are fascinating intellectual tenets coursing through Veltroni's work, and the bond that forms between the two Giovannis is beautifully realized, as is the clarity that the older Giovanni finally achieves
La chamade by Françoise Sagan( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Paris in the mid-1960s, Lucile, a young, rootless woman, finds herself torn between a fifty-year-old businessman and a thirty-year-old hot-blooded, impulsive editor; and, in a companion to the novel, the translator describes the process of rewriting the novel
Einsicht ins Ich : Fantasien und Reflexionen über Selbst und Seele by Douglas R Hofstadter( Book )

23 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"En este libro excepcional (desafío a la inteligencia y la imaginación), el ganador del Premio Pulitzer en 1980, Douglas R. Hofstadter, y el filósofo Daniel C. Dennett exploran el significado del Yo y de la conciencia de sí mismo, internándose en perspectivas que incluyen la literatura, la psicología, la filosofía, el psicoanálisis y muchos otros ámbitos. ¿Qué es la mente? ¿Quién soy yo? ¿La materia puede pensar? ¿Dónde está el alma? El ojo de la mente procura responder a estas y a muchas otras preguntas acuciantes sobre la relación del hombre con su mundo, el universo, sus orígenes, y propone insólitos experimentos mentales, fantasías alarmantes, diálogos irónicos y deslumbrantes de ingenio: todos ellos proyectan la imaginación por caminos insospechados. Con materiales elegidos entre la narrativa de Jorge Luis Borges o la literatura de Stanislaw Lem, por ejemplo, o seleccionados entre las conjeturas científícas sobre las máquinas de pensar, la inteligencia artificial o la naturaleza del cerebro, Hofstadter y Dennett ofrecen un vértigo de imágenes del Yo y la mente: cada una de ellas con generalizaciones audaces, pero con aspectos rigurosamente científicos. Obra de arte, texto asombrosamente documentado, El ojo de la mente no puede sino seducir a una amplia gama de lectores: desde el más severo materialista hasta el creyente en espíritus y reencarnaciones."--Contratapa
Gödel, Escher, Bach : een eeuwige gouden band by Douglas R Hofstadter( Book )

26 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speels overzicht van de moderne wiskunde
Metamagicum : Fragen nach d. Essenz von Geist u. Struktur by Douglas R Hofstadter( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gödel, Escher, Bach : un'Eterna Ghirlanda Brillante : una fuga metaforica su menti e macchine nello spirito di Lewis Carroll by Douglas R Hofstadter( Book )

24 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in Italian and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alan Turing : the enigma by Andrew Hodges( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This classic biography of the founder of computer science, reissued on the centenary of his birth with a substantial new preface by the author, is the definitive account of an extraordinary mind and life. A gripping story of mathematics, computers, cryptography, and homosexual persecution, Andrew Hodges's acclaimed book captures both the inner and outer drama of Turing's life. Hodges tells how Turing's revolutionary idea of 1936--the concept of a universal machine--laid the foundation for the modern computer and how Turing brought the idea to practical realization in 1945 with his electronic design. The book also tells how this work was directly related to Turing's leading role in breaking the German Enigma ciphers during World War II, a scientific triumph that was critical to Allied victory in the Atlantic. At the same time, this is the tragic story of a man who, despite his wartime service, was eventually arrested, stripped of his security clearance, and forced to undergo a humiliating treatment program--all for trying to live honestly in a society that defined homosexuality as a crime."--Publisher description
 
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I am a strange loop
Alternative Names
Douglas Hofstadter accademico, filosofo e divulgatore scientifico statunitense

Douglas Hofstadter Amerikaans filosoof

Douglas Hofstadter pisarz amerykański

Douglas Hofstadter universitaire américain

Douglas R. Hofstadter US-amerikanischer Physiker, Informatiker und Kognitionswissenschaftler

Hofstadter, Douglas.

Hofstadter, Douglas 1945-

Hofstädter, Douglas R. 1945-

Hofstadter, Douglas Richard 1945-

Ντάγκλας Χόφσταντερ

Дуглас Гофстедтер

Дуглас Хофштатэр

Хофштадтер, Дуглас

Դուգլաս Հոֆչտադտեր

דאגלס הופשטטר

הופשטטר, דאגלס ר 1945-

הופשטטר, דגלס ר 1945-

داگلاس هافستادر نویسنده و فیلسوف آمریکایی

دوغلاس هوفشتادتر

더글러스 호프스태터

호프스태터, 더글러스 R

ダグラス・ホフスタッター

ホフスタッター, D. R.

ホフスタッター, ダグラス・R

侯世達

Languages
English (379)

German (87)

Italian (32)

French (28)

Dutch (21)

Spanish (12)

Japanese (9)

Chinese (3)

Hebrew (3)

Danish (2)

Portuguese (2)

Arabic (1)

Turkish (1)

Czech (1)

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The mind's I : fantasies and reflections on self and soulI am a strange loopMetamagical themas : questing for the essence of mind and patternSurfaces and essences : analogy as the fuel and fire of thinkingFluid concepts & creative analogies : computer models of the fundamental mechanisms of thoughtLe ton beau de Marot : in praise of the music of languageVirtual music : computer synthesis of musical styleGödel's proof