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Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid watch

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    Has anyone else read GEB? I ordered it yesterday and it came in the post this afternoon and I'm really excited to dive into it.

    But I know that it is an incredibly hard book to read, so I'll be looking through many other external resources to get through this book (Like the course MIT put up for high schoolers). I'm not expecting this to be a smooth ride, it'll be an intense mental workout.

    So has anyone else read it, and if so what are your thoughts on it and how I should go about approaching it?

    In case people don't know much about GEB, the book is all about "self" and how "self" can emerge out of inanimate matter. It uses concepts discovered by the logician Kurt Gödel but also makes use of ideas from other disciplines such as biology, psychology, AI, physics, music and art.
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    (Original post by 0x2a)
    Has anyone else read GEB? I ordered it yesterday and it came in the post this afternoon and I'm really excited to dive into it.

    But I know that it is an incredibly hard book to read, so I'll be looking through many other external resources to get through this book (Like the course MIT put up for high schoolers). I'm not expecting this to be a smooth ride, it'll be an intense mental workout.

    So has anyone else read it, and if so what are your thoughts on it and how I should go about approaching it?

    In case people don't know much about GEB, the book is all about "self" and how "self" can emerge out of inanimate matter. It uses concepts discovered by the logician Kurt Gödel but also makes use of ideas from other disciplines such as biology, psychology, AI, physics, music and art.
    I've had it for a while but I've never been brave enough to give it a go. I hope you fare well
 
 
 
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