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Hofstadter, Douglas R. 1945-

Works: 106 works in 657 publications in 15 languages and 19,313 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Novels in verse  Romance fiction  History 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: QA9.8, 510.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Douglas R Hofstadter
Gödel, Escher, Bach : an eternal golden braid by Douglas R Hofstadter( Book )

194 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in 15 languages and held by 4,942 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 )

109 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in 11 languages and held by 2,396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book asks such questions as: "What is the mind?" "Who am I?" and "Can machines think?" It provides a selection of thought experiments to entice and tease the imagination
I am a strange loop by Douglas R Hofstadter( Book )

33 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,807 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 )

32 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 1,721 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 by Andrew Hodges( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and German and held by 900 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 876 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
Surfaces and essences : analogy as the fuel and fire of thinking by Douglas R Hofstadter( Book )

22 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 737 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
Le ton beau de Marot : in praise of the music of language by Douglas R Hofstadter( Book )

19 editions published in 1997 in English and French and held by 696 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
Virtual music : computer synthesis of musical style by David Cope( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eugene Onegin : a novel in verse by Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 471 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's proof by Ernest Nagel( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 466 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
The discovery of dawn by Walter Veltroni( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 247 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 )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 209 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
Metamagicum : Fragen nach d. Essenz von Geist u. Struktur by Douglas R Hofstadter( Book )

8 editions published between 1985 and 1994 in German and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vues de l'esprit : fantaisies et réflexions sur l'être et l'âme by Douglas R Hofstadter( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in French and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Qu'est-ce que l'esprit? Où est l'âme? En quoi l'esprit humain est-il unique? Où se situe la différence entre l'homme et la machine? Hofstadter et Dennett ont réuni vingt-sept textes de dix-sept auteurs, qu'ils complètent par des réflexions. Leur but, tel qu'ils le décrivent, n'est pas tant d'apporter des réponses que de "secouer tout le monde: ceux qui ont du monde une vision scientifique pure et dure, mais aussi ceux qui ont une vision religieuse ou spiritualiste de l'âme humaine". Ce livre est aussi une excellente introduction aux sciences cognitives, ce domaine interdisciplinaire recouvrant neurologie, philosophie, informatique, psychologie, linguistique
Die Analogie Das Herz des Denkens by Douglas R Hofstadter( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in German and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mensch schlägt Maschine: eine fulminante Kritik des digitalen Zeitalters Sie sind der Treibstoff und das Feuer unseres Denkens: In den Analogien liegt für Douglas Hofstadter und Emmanuel Sander der Urquell unserer Kreativität. Nur durch sie finden wir uns in der Welt zurecht - und sind obendrein viel intelligenter als Computer ... Sie steigen in einen Aufzug, mit dem Sie noch nie zuvor gefahren sind. Wissen Sie, was Sie tun müssen, um nach oben zu kommen? Natürlich - und der Grund dafür sind die Analogien: Der Aufzug funktioniert wie alle anderen Aufzüge. Alles, was wir wissen, setzen wir in Beziehungen und schaffen es dadurch, Ähnlichkeiten zu entdecken, uns im Chaos der Welt zurechtzufinden. Diese Ähnlichkeiten machen wir uns täglich und meist ganz unbewusst im Umgang mit Neuem und Fremdem zunutze. Wie dieses Feuerwerk des Denkens "funktioniert", das zeigen Douglas Hofstadter, brillanter Autor und Pulitzer-Preisträger, und der Psychologe Emmanuel Sander. Sie nehmen uns mit auf eine abenteuerliche Reise in die Welt der Sprache und des Geistes - und sie zeigen uns, warum Gedanken ohne Einfluss der Vergangenheit undenkbar sind. Ein inspirierendes Lesevergnügen! (Quelle:
Ma thémagie : en quête de l'essence de l'esprit et du sens by Douglas R Hofstadter( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in French and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'analogie : cœur de la pensée by Douglas R Hofstadter( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in French and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's plays weren't written by him, but by someone else of the same name : an essay on intensionality and frame-based knowledge representation systems by Douglas R Hofstadter( Book )

9 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die FARGonauten : uber Analogie und Kreativitat by Douglas R Hofstadter( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in German and English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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

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


ホフスタッター, D. R.

ホフスタッター, ダグラス・R


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