Doug Hofstadter

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Doug Hofstadter is College of Arts and Sciences Professor of Cognitive Science at Indiana University, where he directs the Center for Research on Concepts and Cognition. He studied mathematics at Stanford and Berkeley, and received his doctorate in physics at Oregon. His book Gödel, Escher, Bach won the 1980 Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction. Aside from his research on analogy, creativity, and consciousness, Hofstadter has contributed to physics and mathematics, done poetry translation, composed music and visual art, and written on sexism. He speaks French and Italian, and in general loves languages. Hofstadter describes himself as “always in quest of beauty.”

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