An Eternal Golden Braid. Winner of the Pulitzer Price and the American Book Award, Kategorie Science Hardback 1980
Douglas Hofstadter's book is concerned directly with the nature of maps" or links between formal systems. However, according to Hofstadter, the formal system that underlies all mental activity transcends the system that supports it. If life can grow out of the formal chemical substrate of the cell, if consciousness can emerge out of a formal system of firing neurons, then so too will computers attain human intelligence. Gödel, Escher, Bach is a wonderful exploration of fascinating ideas at the heart of cognitive science: meaning, reduction, recursion, and much more.
Douglas R. Hofstadter leitet das"Center for Research on Concepts and Cognition"an der Indiana University, Bloomington, an die er 1988 als Professor of Cognitive Science and Computer Science berufen wurde.