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The capacity limit for the course is 26 student(s).
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The aim of the seminar is to deepen the understaning of limits of formal computation systems.
To that end the book "Gödel, Escher, Bach: An
Eternal Golden Braid" by D. Hofstadter is "read" and discussed.
The seminar is based on the book "Gödel, Escher, Bach: An
Eternal Golden Braid" by D. Hofstadter. Each seminar will cover a
particular theme, will be directed by one of the participants. Directing a
seminar involves presenting a 30-40 minunte introduction to the topic, and
directing the subsequent discussion. The number of participants is limited. There are no formal prerequisites.
Syllabus: Logic and set theory; self-reference and paradoxes; formal
systems and metamathematical reasoning; truth, proof, and meaning;
consistency and completeness; mechanical vs human reasoning; natural vs
artificial intelligence; self-reproduction.
HOFSTADTER, Douglas R. Gödel, Escher, Bach :an eternal golden braid. New York: Basic Books, 1999. xxi, 777 s. ISBN 0-394-75682-7. info
seminars and class discussions on the chapter of the book
The course has a form of a seminar. Students are evaluated according to their performance during the course. There is no final examination.