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Old 2015-11-06, 22:05   #1
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Default 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!
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Old 2015-11-06, 22:40   #2
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This book changed my thought patterns more than any other work. A Magniftract Indeed!
Seconded.

That book changed many thought patterns!
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Old 2015-11-07, 02:18   #3
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Seconded.
That book changed many thought patterns!
Thirded. Re-read it in the 90s. Haven't yet read the sequel.
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