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Douglas Hofstadter

Douglas HofstadterAKA Douglas Richard Hofstadter

Born: 15-Feb-1945
Birthplace: New York City

Gender: Male
Religion: Atheist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Godel, Escher, Bach

Fluid Concepts & Creative Analogies was the first book ever sold on Amazon. Alter ego Egbert B. Gebstadter.

Father: Robert Hofstadter (scientist, Nobel laureate)
Sister: Laura
Sister: Mary
Son: Danny
Daughter: Monica
Wife: Carol Ann Brush (d. brain tumor)
Mother: Nancy Givan

    University: BS Mathematics, Stanford University (1965)
    University: MS Physics, University of Oregon (1972)
    University: PhD Physics, University of Oregon (1975)
    Professor: Cognitive Science and Computer Science, Indiana University Bloomington

    Scientific American Columnist, Metamagical Themas
    Committee for Skeptical Inquiry Fellow
    Council for a Livable World
    CSICOP Fellow
    Guggenheim Fellowship
    Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction 1980 for Godel, Escher Bach
    Draft Deferment: Vietnam
    Risk Factors: Vegetarian

Author of books:
Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid (1979, nonfiction)
Metamagical Themas: Questing for the Essence of Mind and Pattern (1985, nonfiction)
Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies (1995, nonfiction)
Le Ton Beau De Marot: In Praise of The Music of Language (1997, nonfiction)
I Am a Strange Loop (2007, nonfiction)
Surfaces and Essences: Analogy as the Fuel and Fire of Thinking (2013, nonfiction)

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