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xilman 2015-11-06 22:05

Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
 
The Pulitzer prize winner for 1979 (from memory), techincally a philosophical work concerning the nature and location of meaning but much, much more than that.

You really really ought to know more about indirect self-reference, typogenetics, word play, formal systems, ricercars, ant hills, recursion, and many other topics which this work includes.

This book changed my thought patterns more than any other work. A Magniftract Indeed!

chalsall 2015-11-06 22:40

[QUOTE=xilman;415183]This book changed my thought patterns more than any other work. A Magniftract Indeed![/QUOTE]

Seconded.

That book changed many thought patterns!

davar55 2015-11-07 02:18

[QUOTE=chalsall;415191]Seconded.
That book changed many thought patterns![/QUOTE]
Thirded. Re-read it in the 90s. Haven't yet read the sequel.


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