Douglas Hofstadter

Philosopher, Author

1945 –

40

Who is Douglas Hofstadter?

Douglas Richard Hofstadter is an American professor of cognitive science whose research focuses on the sense of "I", consciousness, analogy-making, artistic creation, literary translation, and discovery in mathematics and physics. He is best known for his book Gödel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid, first published in 1979. It won both the Pulitzer Prize for general non-fiction and a National Book Award for Science. His 2007 book I Am a Strange Loop won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Science and Technology.

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Born
Feb 15, 1945
New York City
Also known as
  • Douglas Richard Hofstadter
  • Hofstader
  • Douglas R. Hofstadter
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • PhD, University of Oregon
    Physics
    (Specialized in Theoretical solid-state physics)
    ( - 1975)
  • Master of Science, University of Oregon
    Physics
    ( - 1972)
  • Bachelor of Science, Stanford University
    Mathematics
    ( - 1965)
  • International School of Geneva
    (1958 - 1959)
Lived in
  • Bloomington
    (1988 - )

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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