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Kaj_Sotala comments on A discarded review of 'Godel, Escher Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid' - Less Wrong

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Comment author: Kaj_Sotala 17 December 2011 08:19:05AM 2 points [-]

I felt that, when I read the book the first time and hadn't encountered many of the concepts before, his way of introducing the ideas was hard to understand. After I had been introduced to the same ideas in a more traditional way, I didn't think his explanations told me anything that I didn't know.

(For the most part, that is - I do seem to recall that his explanation of inductive proofs allowed me to get the concept a little better, after I had already had the concept explained to me elsewhere.)