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Chapter XX Strange Loops, Or Tangled Hierarchies (pages 692 to 699)
This is the bi-weekly meeting to discuss Godel, Escher, Bach: The Eternal Golden Braid ( Our meetings usually last about two hours. Stay tuned for the specific passage under discussion.

Cafe @ Angelika at Mosaic

2911 District Ave. · Fairfax, VA

What we're about

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?

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?

• Amazon (

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