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This wiki is for conversations and thoughts on Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid, a Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Douglas R. Hofstadter, who describes the work as "a metaphorical fugue on minds and machines in the spirit of Lewis Carroll".

Click here to view a list of all pages with content. This page contains links to the pages for each section of each chapter of the book, where you can enter your own thoughts about each section. (Red links are pages that haven't been created yet, but you can be the first to add a comment!)


Contents

[edit] Part I: GEB

[edit] Introduction: A Musico-Logical Offering

[edit] Three-Part Invention

[edit] Chapter I: The MU-puzzle

[edit] Two-Part Invention

[edit] Chapter II: Meaning and Form in Mathematics

[edit] Chapter III: Figure and Ground

[edit] Contracrostipunctus

[edit] Chapter IV: Consistency, Completeness, and Geometry

[edit] Little Harmonic Labyrinth

[edit] Chapter V: Recursive Structures and Processes

[edit] Canon by Intervallic Augmentation

[edit] Chapter VI: The Location of Meaning

[edit] Chromatic Fantasy, and Feud

[edit] Chapter VII: The Propositional Calculus

[edit] Crab Canon

[edit] Chapter VIII: Typographical Number Theory

[edit] A Mu Offering

[edit] Chapter IX: Mumon and Gödel

[edit] Part II: EGB

[edit] Prelude...

[edit] Chapter X: Levels of Description, and Computer Systems

[edit] ...Ant Fugue

[edit] Chapter XI: Brains and Thoughts

[edit] English French German Suite

[edit] Chapter XII: Minds and Thoughts

[edit] Aria with Diverse Variations

[edit] Chapter XIII: BlooP and FlooP and GlooP

[edit] Air on G's String

[edit] Chapter XIV: On Formally Undecidable Propositions of TNT and Related Systems

[edit] Birthday Cantatatata...

[edit] Chapter XV: Jumping Out of the System

[edit] Edifying Thoughts of a Tobacco Smoker

[edit] Chapter XVII: Church, Turing, Tarski, and Others

[edit] SHRDLU, Toy of Man's Designing

[edit] Chapter XVIII: Artificial Intelligence: Retrospects

[edit] Contrafactus

[edit] Chapter XIX: Artificial Intelligence: Prospects

[edit] Sloth Canon

[edit] Chapter XX: Strange Loops, or Tangled Hierarchies

[edit] Six-Part Ricercar

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