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              Books by Douglas R. Hofstadter

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              Alan Turing: The Enigma: The Book That Inspired the Film The Imitation Game - Updated Edition
               

              Alan Turing: The Enigma: The Book That Inspired the Film The Imitation Game - Updated Edition (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Revised edition)

              Preface by Hodges, Andrew; Foreword by Hofstadter, Douglas R.

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              The book that inspired the film The imitation game.

              ISBN 9780691164724
              Released NZ 1 Sep 2014
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Language (English)
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              Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies: Computer Models Of The Fundamental Mechanisms Of Thought
                

              Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies: Computer Models Of The Fundamental Mechanisms Of Thought (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Hofstadter, Douglas R.

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              Readers of earlier works by Douglas Hofstadter will find this book a natural extension of his style and his ideas about creativity and analogy; in addition, psychologists, philosophers, and artificial-intelligence researchers will find in this elaborate web of ingenious ideas a d...eep and challenging new view of mind.
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              ISBN 9780465024759
              Released NZ 1 Mar 1996
              Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Surfaces and Essences: Analogy as the Fuel and Fire of Thinking

              Surfaces and Essences: Analogy as the Fuel and Fire of Thinking (Hardback)

              By Hofstadter, Douglas R.; Sander, Emmanuel

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              From the simplest forms (a single word, category, or phrase) to infinitely complex constructions (an idiom, or proverb, or algorithm) analogies are the tools our brains use to interpret and master daily life. This book argues that analogy is the basis for all human thoughts.

              ISBN 9780465018475
              Released NZ 23 Apr 2013
              Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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              Eugene Onegin: A Novel In Verse
                

              Eugene Onegin: A Novel In Verse (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

              By Pushkin, Alexander; Translated by Hofstadter, Douglas R.

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              This novel follows the emotions and destinies of three men - Onegin the bored fop, Lensky the minor elegiast, and a stylized Pushkin himself - and the fates and affections of three women - Tatyana the provincial beauty, her sister Olga, and Pushkin's mercurial Muse.

              ISBN 9780465020942
              Released NZ 11 Sep 2000
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              Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
               

              Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

              By Hofstadter, Douglas R.

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              Originally published by Penguin in 1980, when it was winner of the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-fiction, an anniversary edition of an illustrated examination of the nature of human thought processes.

              ISBN 9780465026562
              Released NZ 5 Feb 1999
              Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Godel's Proof

              Godel's Proof (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 50th Anniversary ed)

              By Nagel, Ernest; Newman, James R.; Foreword by Hofstadter, Douglas R.

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              In 1931 Kurt Godel published his paper, On Formally Undecidable Propositions of Principia Mathematica and Related Systems. This paper challenged certain basic assumptions underlying much research in mathematics and logic. This title offers an explanation of the main ideas and bro...ad implications of Godel's discovery.
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              ISBN 9780814758373
              Released NZ 15 Oct 2008
              Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              That Mad Ache: A Novel

              That Mad Ache: A Novel (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Sagan, Francoise; Translated by Hofstadter, Douglas R.

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              Lucile, a sensitive but immature young woman finds herself caught between her carefree, tranquil love for fifty-year-old Charles, a gentle, reflective and well-off banker, and her impetuous passion for thirty-year-old Antoine, a hot-blooded, impulsive and struggling publisher. Sh...e goes back and forth but in the end must choose.
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              ISBN 9780465010981
              Released NZ 12 May 2009
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              The Mind's I: Fantasies And Reflections On Self & Soul

              The Mind's I: Fantasies And Reflections On Self & Soul (Trade Paperback / Paperback, illustrated edition)

              By Dennett, Daniel C.; Hofstadter, Douglas R.

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              From some of the 20th century's greatest thinkers, this work contains essays on topics as diverse as artificial intelligence, evolution, science fiction, philosophy, reductionism, and consciousness.

              ISBN 9780465030910
              Released NZ 17 Jan 2001
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              Metamagical Themas: Questing For The Essence Of Mind And Pattern
                

              Metamagical Themas: Questing For The Essence Of Mind And Pattern (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

              By Hofstadter, Douglas R.

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              Hofstadters collection of quirky essays is unified by its primary concern: to examine the way people perceive and think.

              ISBN 9780465045662
              Released NZ 15 Mar 1996
              Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              I Am a Strange Loop
               

              I Am a Strange Loop (Trade Paperback / Paperback, illustrated edition)

              By Hofstadter, Douglas R.

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              Can thought arise out of matter? Can self, a soul, a consciousness, an I arise out of mere matter? If it cannot, then how can you or I be here? This title argues that the key to understanding selves and consciousness is the 'strange loop' - a special kind of abstract feedback loo...p inhabiting our brains.
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              ISBN 9780465030798
              Released NZ 8 Jul 2008
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