G del Escher Bach

G  del  Escher  Bach
Author: Douglas R. Hofstadter
Publsiher: Penguin Group(CA)
Total Pages: 832
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780140289206
Category: Art and music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

G del Escher Bach Book Excerpt:

'What is a self and how can a self come out of inanimate matter?' This is the riddle that drove Douglas Hofstadter to write this extraordinary book. In order to impart his original and personal view on the core mystery of human existence - our intangible sensation of 'I'-ness - Hofstadter defines the playful yet seemingly paradoxical notion of 'strange loop', and explicates this idea using analogies from many disciplines.

G del Escher Bach

G  del  Escher  Bach
Author: Douglas R. Hofstadter
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 800
Release: 1999
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Artificial intelligence.
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

G del Escher Bach Book Excerpt:

Explores the mystery and complexity of human thought processes from an interdisciplinary point of view

G del Escher Bach

G  del  Escher  Bach
Author: Douglas R. Hofstadter
Publsiher: Tusquets Editores, S.A.
Total Pages: 882
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9788483830246
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

G del Escher Bach Book Excerpt:

¿Puede un sistema comprenderse a sí mismo ? Si esta pregunta se refiere a la mente humana, entonces nos encontramos ante una cuestión clave del pensamiento científico. Y de la filosofía. Y del arte. Investigar este misterio es una aventura que recorre la matemática, la física, la biología, la psicología y muy especialmente, el lenguaje. Douglas R. Hofstadter, joven y ya célebre científico, nos abre la puerta del enigma con la belleza y la alegría creadora de su estilo. Sorprendentes paralelismos ocultos entre los grabados de Escher y la música de Bach nos remiten a las paradojas clásicas de los antiguos griegos y a un teorema de la lógica matemática moderna que ha estremecido el pensamiento del siglo XX : el de Kurt Gödel. Todo lenguaje, todo sistema formal, todo programa de ordenador, todo proceso de pensamiento, llegan, tarde o temprano, a la situación límite de la autorreferencia : de querer expresarse sobre sí mismos. Surge entonces la emoción del infinito, como dos espejos enfrentados y obligados a reflejarse mutua e indefinidamente. Gödel, Escher, Bach : un Eterno y Grácil Bucle, es una obra de arte escrita por un sabio. Versa sobre los misterios del pensamiento e incluye, ella misma, sus propios misterios. Por ello su traducción ha supuesto también una larga, azarosa y laboriosa aventura que el propio autor ha vivido y que relata en un prólogo especialmente escrito para esta versión española.

G del Escher Bach

G  del  Escher  Bach
Author: Douglas R. Hofstadter
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 777
Release: 1980
ISBN: 9780140055795
Category: Artificial intelligence
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

G del Escher Bach Book Excerpt:

GODEL ESCHER BACH

GODEL ESCHER  BACH
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 777
Release: 1979
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Music in the Words

Music in the Words
Author: Alan Frederick Shockley
Publsiher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9780754661993
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Music in the Words Book Excerpt:

Can a novel follow the form of a symphony and still succeed as a novel? Can musical counterpoint be mimicked by words on a page? Alan Shockley begins looking for answers by examining music's appeal for novelists and exploring two brief works, a prose fugue by Douglas Hofstadter, and a short story by Anthony Burgess modeled after a Mozart symphony. Analyses of three large, emblematic attempts at musical writing follow along with discussions on two recent brief novels. From the perspective of a composer, Shockley offers the reader fresh tools for approaching these dense and often daunting texts.

The Pulitzer Prize Archive

   The    Pulitzer Prize Archive
Author: Heinz-Dietrich Fischer
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter
Total Pages: 424
Release: 1996
ISBN: 9783598301797
Category: Art criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pulitzer Prize Archive Book Excerpt:

Traductio

Traductio
Author: Dirk Delabastita
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2016-04-08
ISBN: 1134959303
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Traductio Book Excerpt:

Nothing like wordplay can make difference between languages look so uncompromising, can give such a sharp edge to the dilemma between forms and effects, can so blur the line between translation and adaptation, or can cast such harsh light on our illusion of complete semantic stability. In the pun the whole language system may resonate, and so may literary traditions and ideological discourses. It follows that the pun does not only put translators to the test, it also poses a challenge to the views and concepts of those who study translation. This book brings together experts on translation and the pun, as well as researchers representing a variety of other relevant disciplines and schools of thought, ranging from theology to deconstruction and from contrastive linguistics to feminism. It can be read as a companion volume to Wordplay and Translation, a special issue of The Translator (Volume 2, Number 2, 1996), also edited by Dirk Delabastita

The Monk manager and the Road to Abbey management

The Monk manager and the Road to Abbey management
Author: Eric R. J. Lefebvre
Publsiher: ACCO
Total Pages: 276
Release: 1997
ISBN: 9789033438158
Category: Decision making
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Master of Illusions

The Master of Illusions
Author: Sandro Del-Prete
Publsiher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9781402754005
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Master of Illusions Book Excerpt:

A collection of illusions by Sandro Del-Prete, each illustration is accompanied by a description.

The Undiscovered Mind

The Undiscovered Mind
Author: John Horgan
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2000-11-14
ISBN: 0684865785
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Undiscovered Mind Book Excerpt:

A respected journalist explores the fields of science that try to explain the mysteries of the human mind, arguing that science has done little to plumb the depths of our minds and cannot ever rationally explain all of human behavior. 50,000 first printing.

A Theory of Parody

A Theory of Parody
Author: Linda Hutcheon
Publsiher: University of Illinois Press
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780252069383
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Theory of Parody Book Excerpt:

In this major study of a flexible and multifaceted mode of expression, Linda Hutcheon looks at works of modern literature, visual art, music, film, theater, and architecture to arrive at a comprehensive assessment of what parody is and what it does. Hutcheon identifies parody as one of the major forms of modern self-reflexivity, one that marks the intersection of invention and critique and offers an important mode of coming to terms with the texts and discourses of the past. Looking at works as diverse as Tom Stoppard's Rosenkrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Brian de Palma's Dressed to Kill, Woody Allen's Zelig, Karlheinz Stockhausen's Hymnen, James Joyce's Ulysses, and Magritte's This Is Not a Pipe, Hutcheon discusses the remarkable range of intent in modern parody while distinguishing it from pastiche, burlesque, travesty, and satire. She shows how parody, through ironic playing with multiple conventions, combines creative expression with critical commentary. Its productive-creative approach to tradition results in a modern recoding that establishes difference at the heart of similarity. In a new introduction, Hutcheon discusses why parody continues to fascinate her and why it is commonly viewed as suspect--for being either too ideologically shifty or too much of a threat to the ownership of intellectual and creative property.

M C Escher s Legacy

M C  Escher s Legacy
Author: Maurits Cornelis Escher
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 502
Release: 2005-08-04
ISBN: 9783540201007
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

M C Escher s Legacy Book Excerpt:

Softcover printing of a popular title (h/c sold over 400 copies in North America) at a price that will make it accessible to a much wider audience Richly illustrated with original art works in addition to well-known and little-known works by Escher A CD-ROM complements the articles, containing color illustrations of work by contemporary artists, movies, animations, and other demonstrations

G del s Proof

G  del s Proof
Author: Ernest Nagel,James R. Newman,Douglas R. Hofstadter
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2001-10
ISBN: 0814758169
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

G del s Proof Book Excerpt:

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."".

Mathematical Puzzle Tales

Mathematical Puzzle Tales
Author: Martin Gardner
Publsiher: MAA
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780883855331
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mathematical Puzzle Tales Book Excerpt:

Previously published as Science fiction puzzle tales by Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., in 1981.

Ways of Thinking

Ways of Thinking
Author: L szl¢ M‚r?,Viktor M‚sz ros
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 274
Release: 1990
ISBN: 9789810202675
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ways of Thinking Book Excerpt:

This book goes right into the the causes and reasons of the diversity of ways of thinking. It is about the tricks of how our thinking works and about the efforts and failures of artificial intelligence. It discusses what can and cannot be expected of intelligent' computers, and provides an insight into the deeper layers of the mechanism of our thinking.-An enjoyable piece of reading, this thought-provoking book is also an exciting mental adventure for those with little or no computer competence at all.

Memoirs of a Proof Theorist

Memoirs of a Proof Theorist
Author: Mariko Yasugi,Nicholas Passell
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2003-02-10
ISBN: 9814486620
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Memoirs of a Proof Theorist Book Excerpt:

This volume is a translation of the book Gödel, written in Japanese by Gaisi Takeuti, a distinguished proof theorist. The core of the book comprises a memoir of K Gödel, Takeuti's personal recollections, and his interpretation of Gödel's attitudes towards mathematical logic. It also contains Takeuti's recollection of association with some other famous logicians. Everything in the book is original, as the author adheres to his own experiences and interpretations. There is also an article on Hilbert's second problem as well as on the author's fundamental conjecture about second order logic. Contents:On GödelWork of Paul Bernays and Kurt GödelHilbert and GödelShort Biographies of LogiciansSet Theory and Related TopicsFrom Hilbert to GödelAxioms of Arithmetic and Consistency — The Second Problem of HilbertA Report from Gödel '96Having Read “Gödel Remembered”A Tribute to the Memory of Professor Gödel'Appendices:On Gödel's Continuum HypothesisBirth of Second Order Proof Theory by the Fundamental Conjecture on GLC Readership: Those interested in mathematics, especially logic or the history of mathematics. Keywords:Gödel;Logic;Set Theory

M C Escher s Legacy

M C  Escher s Legacy
Author: Italy) M. C. Escher Centennial Conference (1998 Rome,Doris Schattschneider
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 506
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9783540424581
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

M C Escher s Legacy Book Excerpt:

One of the most popular artists of the 20th century, M. C. Escher, leaves a rich legacy. The centennial celebration of his birth, held in Rome and Ravello in 1998, gave testimony to the keen interest and new insight into his work, and showcased a number of contemporary artists and scientists whose work is directly inspired by that of Escher.This book contains 40 of their articles, richly illustrated with original art works in addition to well-known and little-known works by Escher. A CD-ROM complements the articles, containing color illustrations of work by contemporary artists, movies, animations, and other demonstrations.

Self representational Approaches to Consciousness

Self representational Approaches to Consciousness
Author: Uriah Kriegel,Kenneth Williford
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 569
Release: 2006
ISBN: 0262612119
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Self representational Approaches to Consciousness Book Excerpt:

Leading theorists examine the self-representational theory of consciousness as an alternative to the two dominant reductive theories of consciousness, the representational theory of consciousness and the higher-order monitoring theory. In this pioneering collection of essays, leading theorists examine the self-representational theory of consciousness, which holds that consciousness always involves some form of self-awareness. The self-representational theory of consciousness stands as an alternative to the two dominant reductive theories of consciousness, the representational theory of consciousness (RTC) and the higher-order monitoring (HOM) theory, combining elements of both RTC and HOM theory in a novel fashion that may avoid the fundamental deficiencies of each. Although self-representationalist views have been common throughout the history of both Western and Eastern philosophy, they have been largely neglected in the recent literature on consciousness. This book approaches the self-representational theory from a range of perspectives, with contributions from scholars in analytic philosophy, phenomenology, and history of philosophy, as well as two longer essays by Antonio Damasio and David Rudrauf and Douglas Hofstadter. The book opens with six essays that argue broadly in favor of self-representationalist views, which are followed by five that argue broadly against them. Contributors next consider connections to such philosophical issues as the nature of propositional attitudes, knowledge, attention, and indexical reference. Finally, Damasio and Rudrauf link consciousness as lived with consciousness as described in neurobiological terms; and Hofstadter compares consciousness to the "strange loop" of mathematical self-reference brought to light by Gödel's incompleteness theorems. Contributors Andrew Brook, Peter Carruthers, Antonio Damasio, John J. Drummond, Jason Ford, Rocco J. Gennaro, George Graham, Christopher S. Hill, Douglas R. Hofstadter, Terry Horgan, Tomis Kapitan, Uriah Kriegel, Keith Lehrer, Joseph Levine, Robert W. Lurz, David Rudrauf, David Woodruff Smith, John Tienson, Robert Van Gulick, Kathleen Wider, Kenneth Williford, Dan Zahavi

Exceptionally Gifted Children

Exceptionally Gifted Children
Author: Miraca U. M. Gross
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780415314916
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exceptionally Gifted Children Book Excerpt:

Miraca Gross' award-winning 20 year long study of 60 young people of IQ 160+ continues in this revised and updated new edition.