[link] If anyone wants to discuss Gödel, Escher, Bach, we have a read-through of it going in /​r/​rational. Join us!


“Gödel, Escher, Bach” by Dou­glas R. Hofs­tadter is the most awe­some book that I have ever read. If there is one book that em­pha­sizes the tragedy of Death, it is this book, be­cause it’s ter­rible that so many peo­ple have died with­out read­ing it.”

- Eliezer Yudkowsky

Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eter­nal Golden Braid is an ex­cel­lent primer on sub­jects re­lated to ar­tifi­cial in­tel­li­gence, like self-refer­ence, meta­math­e­mat­ics, for­mal rules and cog­ni­tive sci­ence. Yud­kowsky has said about the book that it’s “the best and most beau­tiful book ever writ­ten by the hu­man species.” It was the book that Yud­kowsky said launched his ca­reer in ar­tifi­cial in­tel­li­gence and cog­ni­tive sci­ence.

That’s why we de­cided to start a read-through of it in red­dit.com/​​r/​​ra­tio­nal. If you have any in­ter­est in an­a­lyz­ing or dis­cussing the book, join us!