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I Am a Strange Loopby Douglas R. Hofstadter
Synopses & Reviews
Douglas Hofstadter's critically acclaimed return to the themes of "Godel, Escher, Bach"--an original and controversial view of the nature of consciousness and identity.
Argues that the key to understanding ourselves and consciousness is the "strange loop," a special kind of abstract feedback loop that inhabits the brain.
About the Author
Douglas R. Hofstadter is College Professor of Cognitive Science and Computer Science at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. His previous books are the Pulitzer Prizewinning Gödel, Escher, Bach; Metamagical Themas, The Mind’s I, Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies, Le Ton Beau de Marot, and Eugene Onegin.
Table of Contents
Preface: an author and his book — An affable locking of horns — On souls and their sizes — This teetering bulb of dread and dream — The causal potency of patterns — Loops, goals, and loopholes — On video feedback — Of selves and symbols — The epi phenomenon — Embarking on a strange-loop safari — Pattern and provability — G
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