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    On books book sicpers.info

This is a brief list of books that have influenced my thinking on my work with reasons why; I’d love to hear from the Lobsters about theirs.


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    Douglas Hofstadter, Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid is a book about looking for the patterns and connections in things.

    I swear sentences of the form “GEB is about X” are categorically wrong.

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      I’d at least allow for their correctness to be highly observer-dependent.

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        Yes! I think its more interesting to look at it as:

        I swear sentences of the form “GEB is about X” reflect most on the person uttering it

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        Didn’t Hofstadter clarify what GEB was about in the new foreword? IIRC he said it was about “strange” self-referential loops. The three titular examples just happen to be good examples of strange loopiness.