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Author Hofstadter, Douglas R., 1945-

Title I am a strange loop / Douglas Hofstadter.

Imprint New York : BasicBooks, c2007.

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Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    153 HOF    Will be deleted
Description xix, 412 p., [4] leaves of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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 -- Gödel's quintessential strange loop -- How analogy makes meaning -- On downward causality -- The elusive apple of my "I" -- Strangeness in the "I" of the beholder -- Entwinement -- Grappling with the deepest mystery -- How we live in each other -- The blurry glow of human identity -- Consciousness = thinking -- A courteous crossing of words -- A brief brush with Cartesian egos -- A tango with zombies and dualism -- Killing a couple of sacred cows -- On magnanimity and friendship -- Epilogue : the quandary.
Subject Consciousness.
ISBN 0465030785
9780465030781

 
    
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