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Andrew Hodges

Andrew Hodges a research fellow at the Mathematical Institute, Oxford, has written a biography of Alan Turing.

Hofstadterismus

Andrew Hodges, 17 April 1986

These two books are completely different in form and content, but one common thread is the concern of both writers to combine a logical discourse with a social critique. Dorothy Stein brings psychological and historical understanding to an important topic in the modern development of logical ideas, while Douglas Hofstadter tries to bring logic and mathematics to bear upon the human condition. Both writers also share a panoramic, polymathic, total vision of their tasks.

Undecidables

Stuart Hampshire, 16 February 1984

This is a very long biography, and before it appeared Alan Turing was not very well-known; his genius was of a kind that is not likely to be spread abroad. An immense amount of work has gone into...

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