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--->''Achilles'': Lovely! Only I'm puzzled by one thing. It seems to me that in your song, the last line is--\\
''Crab'': Sans design?\\
''Achilles'': No ... What I mean is, without rhyme or reason.

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--->''Achilles'': --->'''Achilles''': Lovely! Only I'm puzzled by one thing. It seems to me that in your song, the last line is--\\
''Crab'': '''Crab''': Sans design?\\
''Achilles'': '''Achilles''': No ... What I mean is, without rhyme or reason.


* ToBeContinued: The two Dialogues Prelude... and ... Ant Fugue are, well, two sections of a separated story. The end of the former ends with [=TTortoise=] [[[YouMakeMeSic sic]]], while the latter begins with Achilles and [=CCrab=] [[[YouMakeMeSic sic]]], using "ATTACCA" [[note]]in music, an instruction meaning "continue straight on without a break"[[/note]] as a guide.

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* ToBeContinued: The two Dialogues Prelude... and ... Ant Fugue are, well, two sections of a separated story. The end of the former ends with [=TTortoise=] [[[YouMakeMeSic sic]]], [=TTortoise=], while the latter begins with Achilles and [=CCrab=] [[[YouMakeMeSic sic]]], [=CCrab=], using "ATTACCA" [[note]]in music, an instruction meaning "continue straight on without a break"[[/note]] as a guide.


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%%* AuthorAvatar* AuthorAvatar: In the final dialogue, the characters figure out that they're fictional characters in a dialogue, and the author, Douglas Hofstadter, himself appears in the dialogue and talks about the book he's writing the very same book the dialogue is included in.

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* ShapedLikeItself: "Church-Turing Thesis, Tautological Version: Mathematics problems can be solved only by doing mathematics."


* FunWithAcronyms: The chapter "Contracrostipunctus", which contains an acrostic which itself contains an acrostic.

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* FunWithAcronyms: FunWithAcronyms:
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The chapter "Contracrostipunctus", which contains an acrostic which itself contains an acrostic.



* GeniusBonus: Despite the cross-references referred to on this page, there are numerous others which are harder to spot; in fact, [[http://www.faqs.org/faqs/books/hofstadter-GEB-FAQ/ there are pages about the numerous]] [[http://www.nada.kth.se/~kai/lectures/geb.html references in each chapter]].

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* NewhartPhonecall: the "Sonata for An Unaccompanied Achilles".


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* DoorStopper

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* GratuitousForeignLanguage: French and Latin.

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* GratuitousForeignLanguage: French and Latin.Latin are frequently used in this manner.



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* TranslationCorrection: When Hofstadter heard that there was a real Bach goblet, he edited the French version of GEB to make the depiction of the book's goblet the same as the real one.


* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C3%B6del%27s_incompleteness_theorems Gödel's incompleteness theorem]]

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C3%B6del%27s_incompleteness_theorems org/wiki/Gödel%27s_incompleteness_theorems Gödel's incompleteness theorem]]

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* HarassingPhoneCall: Achilles begins the dialogue "Air on G's String" by telling the Tortoise about an obscene phone call he received in which the caller merely shouted twice before hanging up, "Yields falsehood when preceded by its quotation!" When the Tortoise teaches him about quines, he realizes that the caller was stating a logical paradox.

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* LogicBomb

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* LogicBombLogicBomb: The book shows how Gödel's Incompleteness Theorem does this to mathematics.


* MusicalThemeNaming: Every dialogue is named after a piece by JohannSebastianBach, or a pun on one.

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* MusicalThemeNaming: Every dialogue is named after a piece by JohannSebastianBach, Music/JohannSebastianBach, or a pun on one.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldbach%27s_conjecture Goldbach's conjecture]]

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cantor%27s_diagonal_argument Cantor's diagonal method]]

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