Many years ago, reading about Gödel's incompleteness theorem gave me an image of the nature of a human self or "I". I tried to spell this vision out in my 1979 book "Gödel, Escher, Bach", with mixed success. The book itself did very well, but the ... Read more
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Professor Hofstadter received his B.S. in mathematics from Stanford University (1965), and his M.S. and Ph.D. in physics from the University of Oregon (1972, 1975). His Pulitzer-prize-winning book Gödel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid (1979) has had considerable impact on people in many disciplines, ranging from philosophy to mathematics to artificial intelligence, to music, and beyond. He has written four other books, numerous articles, and, for a number of years, wrote a column for Scientific Amer