Douglas Hofstadter

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Mathematician and philosopher Douglas R. Hofstadter (1945-) is probably best known for his 1980 Pulitzer Prize-winning book Gödel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid. He is currently (2001) a professor of cognitive science and computer science at the Univeristy of Indiana.

He is the son of Robert Hofstadter.

His particular interests include themes of the mind, consciousness, self-reference and mathematical games.

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