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  • I Am a Strange Loopby Douglas R. Hofstadter

    Basic Books 2007; US$ 26.00

    Can thought arise out of matter? Can self, soul, consciousness, I” arise out of mere matter? If it cannot, then how can you or I be here? I Am a Strange Loop argues that the key to understanding selves and consciousness is the strange loop”a special kind of abstract feedback loop inhabiting our brains. The most central and complex symbol in your... more...

  • Surfaces and Essencesby Douglas Hofstadter; Emmanuel Sander

    Basic Books 2013; US$ 48.00

    Is there one central mechanism upon which all human thinking rests? Cognitive scientists Douglas Hofstadter and Emmanuel Sander argue that there is. At this core is our incessant proclivity to take what we perceive, to abstract it, and to find resemblances to prior experiences—in other words, our ability to make analogies. In The Essence of Thought... more...

  • Exact Thinking in Demented Timesby Karl Sigmund; Douglas Hofstadter

    Basic Books 2017; US$ 36.00

    A dazzling group biography of the early twentieth-century thinkers who transformed the way the world thought about math and science Inspired by Albert Einstein's theory of relativity and Bertrand Russell and David Hilbert's pursuit of the fundamental rules of mathematics, some of the most brilliant minds of the generation came together in post-World... more...

  • That Mad Acheby Françoise Sagan; Douglas R. Hofstadter

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 20.00

    That Mad Ache , set in high-society Paris in the mid-1960’s, recounts the emotional battle unleashed in the heart of Lucile, a sensitive but rootless young woman who finds herself caught between her carefree, tranquil love for 50-year-old Charles, a gentle, reflective, and well-off businessman, and her sudden wild passion for 30-year-old Antoine,... more...

  • Godel's Proofby Ernest Nagel; James R. Newman; Douglas R. Hofstadter

    NYU Press 2001; US$ 13.95

    In 1931 Kurt Gödel published his fundamental paper, "On Formally Undecidable Propositions of Principia Mathematica and Related Systems." This revolutionary paper challenged certain basic assumptions underlying much research in mathematics and logic. Gödel received public recognition of his work in 1951 when he was awarded the first Albert Einstein... more...

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