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Hofstadter, Douglas R. 1945-

Overview
Works: 120 works in 705 publications in 14 languages and 18,975 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Poetry  Historical fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries  Love stories  Illustrations  Historical drama 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PG3347.E8, 510.1
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Most widely held works by Douglas R Hofstadter
Gödel, Escher, Bach : an eternal golden braid by Douglas R Hofstadter( Book )

248 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 5,326 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 )

51 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and French and held by 2,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I am a strange loop by Douglas R Hofstadter( Book )

32 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,798 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 )

45 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 1,767 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
Fluid concepts & creative analogies : computer models of the fundamental mechanisms of thought by Douglas R Hofstadter( Book )

33 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 942 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
Surfaces and essences : analogy as the fuel and fire of thinking by Douglas R Hofstadter( Book )

29 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 870 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 by Andrew Hodges( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and German and held by 708 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 is the definitive account of an extraordinary mind and life. --Excerpted from 2014 version, published by Princeton University Press
Le ton beau de Marot : in praise of the music of language by Douglas R Hofstadter( Book )

18 editions published in 1997 in English and French and held by 691 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 )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploration of Cope's experimentation in artificial musical creativity; includes a CD containing performances of music discussed in the text
Eugene Onegin by Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 476 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 )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and Czech and held by 464 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."--BOOK JACKET
The discovery of dawn by Walter Veltroni( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 265 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 )

5 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 )

20 editions published between 1981 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 124 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 99 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
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 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 71 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 )

8 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Je suis une boucle étrange by Douglas R Hofstadter( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in French and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les boucles étranges ont cette particularité d'exister à deux niveaux différents. Ainsi en mathématiques, un énoncé comme "Je ne peux être prouvé" est une assertion qui devrait pouvoir être démontrée ou réfutée. Mais c'est aussi une affirmation à propos de cette assertion, rendant impossible toute démonstration
L'io della mente : fantasie e riflessioni sul sé e sull'anima by Douglas R Hofstadter( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in Italian and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accostando a testi fondamentali di Turing, Hofstadter, Searle, Dennett, curiose e suggestive incursioni nella narrativa in compagnia di Borges, Lem, Miedaner, gli autori ci presentano molte delle principali questioni aperte sull'argomento. Cos'è una mente? Una macchina può pensare? Gli animali hanno una soggettività? Una copia fisicamente esatta di me stesso sarebbe "me"? Queste domande ed altre vengono toccate nel libro, e in molti casi in modo da disorientare il lettore
 
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Alternative Names
Douglas Hofstadter accademico, filosofo e divulgatore scientifico statunitense

Douglas Hofstadter Amerikaans filosoof

Douglas Hofstadter pisarz amerykański

Douglas Hofstadter universitaire amricain

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

Hofstadter, Douglas.

Hofstadter, Douglas 1945-

Hofstdter, Douglas R. 1945-

Hofstadter, Douglas Richard 1945-

Дуглас Гофстедтер

Хофштадтер, Дуглас

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דאגלס הופשטטר

הופשטטר, דאגלס ר 1945-

הופשטטר, דגלס ר 1945-

داگلاس هافستادر نویسنده و فیلسوف آمریکایی

دوغلاس هوفشتادتر

더글러스 호프스태터

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 thoughtSurfaces and essences : analogy as the fuel and fire of thinkingAlan Turing : the enigmaLe ton beau de Marot : in praise of the music of languageVirtual music : computer synthesis of musical style