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What is Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid?

An Eternal Golden Braid is a Pulitzer Prize winning book by Douglas R. Hofstadter on mathematics, metacognition, and the definition of humanity. Through the music of Bach, artwork of Escher, and the mathematics of Gödel, Hofstadter explores what it means to be human.

What's the point of this group?

What is "mind"?  We digress. We've wrapped up GEB after two years but plan to revisit as time and interest permits.  We're currently reading Bacteria to Bach and Back, by Daniel C. Dennett, and anticipate having it thoroughly digested in about six  months.  Some of us are reading The Order of Time, by Carlo Rovelli, concurrently.  Meetings are every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month.  (Sorry, Lee! I've hijacked your intro - deb)

[ was: I want to take another pass at reading this book. It's an incredibly dense piece–one where critical thinking is mandatory and group discussion will help the ideas sink in. My hope with this group is that we'll be able to help each other understand the ideas and how they apply to our world today.

The plan is to read the chapters and watch the "supplementary" content on our own time; we can meet periodically (every few weeks or so) to discuss, ask questions, and piece together answers.]

Who should join?

If you are willing to commit to reading this book and want a discussion group to get more out of it, this is the group for you!

Where can I find the book?

Gödel, Escher, Bach on Amazon

• Bacteria to Bach and Back on Amazon

• The Order of Time on Amazon