Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid

Gödel, Escher, Back: An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas Hofstadter is one of those books that are somewhat hard to describe. On a first glance it seems that the book is just a collection of funny stories, puzzles and anecdotes about codes, mathematics and music, while sometimes touching things like biology. Upon further inspection a theme appears that is woven through each and every chapter: what is consciousness and how can it emerge from simple mechanical constructs.

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