Rileggendo Godel, Escher e Bach: riflessioni sulla complessità

Author/s Michela Mayer
Publishing Year 2007 Issue 2007/1 Language Italian
Pages 12 P. 64-75 File size 231 KB
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In 1979 Douglas R. Hofstadter wrote a book on Artificial Intelligence Godel. Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid that became a milestone in the international debate on the complexity of human thinking in its different expressions. The reflection proposed in this paper tries to catch the up-to dateness of the book, and the possibilities of its use, in a debate that sees sustainability mainly as a need for changes toward ways of thinking and therefore of dialogue, conversation, educational intervention that respect and value this complexity. Concepts as the ones of recursivity or auto-referenciality must today be connected with the ones of ‘redundancy’ and ‘multiplicity’ as well as with the concept of participation, with the aim of build contexts where new, more complex, ways to interpret the world, and to act on the world, could "emerge .

Michela Mayer, Rileggendo Godel, Escher e Bach: riflessioni sulla complessità in "CULTURE DELLA SOSTENIBILITA '" 1/2007, pp 64-75, DOI: