• Godel, Escher, Bach by Douglas Hofstadter. “G.E.B”

Exploration of information theory, recursiveness and self referential structures in math, art and music. With particular reference to the titled trio.

M.I.T have an exhaustive set of courseware on offer examining and elucidating the theories and concepts explored throughout the book…

http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/hs/geb/geb/

 

  • Alan Turing by Andrew Hodges ‘The Great Philosophers’ series issued by Phoenix (London).

Website with links to Turing books by Hodges http://www.turing.org.uk/turing/

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  • I Am a Strange Loop by Douglas Hofstadter

Exploration of recursiveness as it relates to information theory and conciousness
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Am_a_Strange_Loop

 

  • The Golden Ticket; P, NP, & the Search for the Impossible by Lance Fortnow

http://press.princeton.edu/titles/9937.html
First chapter available as a pdf. As clear and simple an introduction to complexity as you’ll find anywhere;
http://press.princeton.edu/chapters/s9937.pdf

Golden Ticket

 

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