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Hofstadter, Douglas R. 1945-

Overview
Works: 134 works in 842 publications in 13 languages and 20,505 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Novels in verse  Biographies  Romance fiction  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Other, Interviewee
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Most widely held works by Douglas R Hofstadter
Gödel, Escher, Bach : an eternal golden braid by Douglas R Hofstadter( Book )

151 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in 7 languages and held by 4,405 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 3 languages and held by 2,159 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 1,766 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 1,714 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
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 936 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 )

30 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since 1977, Douglas R. Hofstadter and his graduate students at Indiana University and the University of Michigan have been developing computer models of discovery, creation, and analogical thought. What has emerged is a sophisticated and unorthodox vision of the mind in which perception, at an abstract level, is the key: perception of situations, of patterns, of patterns among patterns, even perception of one's perceptions. Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies conveys this bold vision to a broad public as well as to cognitive scientists
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 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Villon's ballades, Nabokov's essays, Georges Perec's La disparition, Vikram Seth's Golden Gate. Horace's odes, and more. Rife with stunning form-content interplay, crammed with creative linguistic experiments yet always crystal-clear, this book is meant not only for lovers of literature, but also for people who wish to be brought into contact with current ideas about how creativity works, and who wish to see how today's computational models of language and thought stack
Surfaces and essences : analogy as the fuel and fire of thinking by Douglas R Hofstadter( Book )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 687 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
Virtual music : computer synthesis of musical style by David Cope( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virtual Music is about artificial creativity. Focusing on the author's Experiments in Musical Intelligence computer music composing program, the author and a distinguished group of experts discuss many of the issues surrounding the program, including artificial intelligence, music cognition, and aesthetics.The book is divided into four parts. The first part provides a historical background to Experiments in Musical Intelligence, including examples of historical antecedents, followed by an overview of the program by Douglas Hofstadter. The second part follows the composition of an Experiments in Musical Intelligence work, from the creation of a database to the completion of a new work in the style of Mozart. It includes, in sophisticated lay terms, relatively detailed explanations of how each step in the process contributes to the final composition. The third part consists of perspectives and analyses by Jonathan Berger, Daniel Dennett, Bernard Greenberg, Douglas R. Hofstadter, Steve Larson, and Eleanor Selfridge-Field. The fourth part presents the author's responses to these commentaries, as well as his thoughts on the implications of artificial creativity.The book (and corresponding Web site) includes an appendix providing extended musical examples referred to and discussed in the book, including composers such as Scarlatti, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Puccini, Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, Debussy, Bartok, and others. It is also accompanied by a CD containing performances of the music in the text
Gödel's proof by Ernest Nagel( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 473 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
Eugene Onegin : a novel in verse by Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A translation of an 1830s Russian novel, written in verse. The hero is Eugene, a bored young man who courts Tatyana, the heroine, and when she falls in love rejects her. But he will pay for it
Gödel, Escher, Bach : ein endloses geflochtenes Band by Douglas R Hofstadter( Book )

50 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 418 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 322 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
Alan Turing : the enigma by Andrew Hodges( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and German and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is only a slight exaggeration to say that the British mathematician Alan Turing (1912-1954) saved the Allies from the Nazis, invented the computer and artificial intelligence, and anticipated gay liberation by decades--all before his suicide at age forty-one. 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
La chamade by Françoise Sagan( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 210 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 )

24 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 161 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 141 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 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Butterfly in the quantum world : the story of the most fascinating quantum fractal by Indubala I Satija( Book )

9 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Butterfly in the Quantum World by Indu Satija, with contributions by Douglas Hofstadter, is the first book to tell the story of the "Hofstadter butterfly", a beautiful and fascinating graph lying at the heart of the quantum theory of matter. The butterfly came out of a simple-sounding question: What happens if you immerse a crystal in a magnetic field? What energies can the electrons take on? From 1930 onwards, physicists struggled to answer this question, until 1974, when graduate student Douglas Hofstadter discovered that the answer was a graph consisting of nothing but copies of itself nested down infinitely many times. This wild mathematical object caught the physics world totally by surprise, and it continues to mesmerize physicists and mathematicians today. The butterfly plot is intimately related to many other important phenomena in number theory and physics, including Apollonian gaskets, the Foucault pendulum, quasicrystals, the quantum Hall effect and many more. Its story reflects the magic, the mystery and the simplicity of the laws of nature, and Indu Satija, in a wonderfully personal style, relates this story, enriching it with a vast number of lively historical anecdotes, many photographs, beautiful visual images and even poems, making her book a great feast for the eyes, for the mind and for the soul."--Page 4 of cover
 
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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

דאגלס הופשטטר חוקר בינה מלאכותית אמריקאי

הופשטטר, דאגלס ר 1945-

הופשטטר, דגלס ר 1945-

داقلاس هافستادر

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.

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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 patternFluid concepts & creative analogies : computer models of the fundamental mechanisms of thoughtLe ton beau de Marot : in praise of the music of languageSurfaces and essences : analogy as the fuel and fire of thinkingVirtual music : computer synthesis of musical styleGödel's proof