Bach "The Musical Offering", Escher "recursion", Gödel  "incompleteness," and Heisenberg  "uncertainty"

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 first time offered at noon
in The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center, CF101
at the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus of Montgomery College


The book Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas R. Hofstadter a metaphorical fugue on minds and machines in the spirit of Lewis Carroll, winner of the Pulitzer Prize. A program of music by Bach The Royal Theme part of the Musical Offering to King Fredrick the Great,
followed by some Escher Images
curated by an Art Historian, and Kurt Gödel's theorem "On Formally Undecidable Propositions" which may be paraphrased as "All consistent axiomatic formulation of number theory (Whole Numbers) include undecidable propositions. 
Gödel's Incompleteness Theorems Wikipedia link. Gödel's Proof by Ernest Nagel and James R. Newman the book from Amazon or the MC library
First guy!  eventually Veridical, Falsidcal, and Antinomov

Gödel, Escher, Bach - Lecture 1: Part 1 of 7

Gödel, Escher, Bach - Lecture 1: Part 2 of 7

Gödel, Escher, Bach - Lecture 1: Part 3 of 7

Gödel, Escher, Bach - Lecture 1: Part 4 of 7

Gödel, Escher, Bach - Lecture 1: Part 5 of 7

Gödel, Escher, Bach - Lecture 1: Part 6 of 7

Gödel, Escher, Bach - Lecture 1: Part 7 of 7

Lecture 2 (Recursion and Fractals)

Gödel, Escher, Bach - Lecture 2: Part 1 of 8

Gödel, Escher, Bach - Lecture 2: Part 2 of 8

Gödel, Escher, Bach - Lecture 2: Part 3 of 8

Gödel, Escher, Bach - Lecture 2: Part 4 of 8

Gödel, Escher, Bach - Lecture 2: Part 5 of 8

Gödel, Escher, Bach - Lecture 2: Part 6 of 8

Gödel, Escher, Bach - Lecture 2: Part 7 of 8

Gödel, Escher, Bach - Lecture 2: Part 8 of 8

Back to first guy! Consistancy, Completeness, and Geometry

Gödel, Escher, Bach - Lecture 3: Part 1 of 7

Gödel, Escher, Bach - Lecture 3: Part 2 of 7

Gödel, Escher, Bach - Lecture 3: Part 3 of 7

Gödel, Escher, Bach - Lecture 3: Part 4 of 7

Gödel, Escher, Bach - Lecture 3: Part 5 of 7

Gödel, Escher, Bach - Lecture 3: Part 6 of 7

Gödel, Escher, Bach - Lecture 3: Part 7 of 7


Gödel, Escher, Bach - Lecture 4: Part 1 of 12


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