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I Am a Strange Loop

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780465008377
Publisher:
Basic Books
Subject:
General
Author:
Douglas R. Hofstadter
Author:
Hofstadter, Douglas R.
Author:
Hofstadter, Douglas
Author:
Hofstadter, Douglas R. R.
Subject:
Cognitive Psychology
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Philosophy & Social Aspects
Subject:
Mind & Body
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Mathematics-Foundations and Logic
Subject:
Mathematics - General
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Subject:
Psychology-Mind and Consciousness
Subject:
Science Reference-General
Subject:
Science Reference-Philosophy of Science
Subject:
Science : Philosophy & Social Aspects
Subject:
Philosophy : Mind & Body
Subject:
Psychology : Cognitive Psychology
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Subject:
Science : General
Publication Date:
August 2007
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
436

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