Tag Archives: douglas hofstadter

2002/12/31

[Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid, by Douglas Hofstadter]
Further progress in Gödel, Escher, Bach has proven delightful. There was this dialogue called “Ant Fugue”, which compared anthills to brains in a rather charming way. The dialogue preceding this one was called “Prelude…”. Makes you wonder at the cleverness of the author in finding an [...]

2002/11/08

I took a course on Bach in my last semester of college because of this book.
[Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid, by Douglas Hofstadter]
By the way, there was another really clever dialogue in the GEB, which I read on Wednesday. It was titled, “A Little Harmonic Labyrinth,” which was a Bach composition that modulated [...]

2002/10/11

The inspiration for the subtitle of this blog.
[Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid, by Douglas Hofstadter]
A few days ago, I succumbed to temptation and opened up Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid, by Douglas Hofstadter. It is one of the most absolutely amazing books I have ever read. Very difficult to follow though [...]