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Published by Basic Books .
Written in English


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Number of Pages412
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ISBN 100465030785
ISBN 109780465030781

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These are the mysteries tackled in I Am a Strange Loop, Douglas Hofstadter's first book-length journey into philosophy since Gödel, Escher, Bach. Compulsively readable and endlessly thought-provoking, this is a moving and profound inquiry into the nature of mind. Length: pages /5(). I Am A Strange Loop attempts to correct this problem by better illustrating how inanimate matter can lead to animate beings with awareness and consciousness. By using the analogy of Gödel's Incompleteness Theorem, a mathematical system that looks at itself, Hofstadter shows how indirect mappings in the human mind can loop back on itself and. These are the mysteries tackled in I Am a Strange Loop, Douglas Hofstadter's first book-length journey into philosophy since Gödel, Escher, Bach. Compulsively listenable and endlessly thought-provoking, this is a moving and profound inquiry into the nature of mind. 25 quotes from I Am a Strange Loop: ‘In the end, we self-perceiving, self-inventing, locked-in mirages are little miracles of self-reference.’ Rate this book. Clear rating. 1 of 5 stars 2 of 5 stars 3 of 5 stars 4 of 5 stars 5 of 5 stars. I Am a Strange Loop by Douglas R. Hofstadter 5, ratings, average rating, reviews Open Cited by:

Strange loops may involve self-reference and paradox. The concept of a strange loop was proposed and extensively discussed by Douglas Hofstadter in Gödel, Escher, Bach, and is further elaborated in Hofstadter's book I Am a Strange Loop, published in A tangled hierarchy is a hierarchical consciousness system in which a strange loop appears. Scott O’Reilley is an amateur philosopher. He is working on a book exploring the philosophical dimensions of the music of the band Yes. • I Am A Strange Loop by Douglas Hofstadter, Basic Books, , pps. pb, £, ISBN: pushed around by the laws of physics?These are the mysteries tackled in I Am a Strange Loop, Douglas Hofstadter’s first book-length journey into philosophy since GÃdel, Escher, Bach. Compulsively readable and endlessly thought-provoking, this is a moving and profound inquiry into the nature of mind. Paperback: pagesFile Size: KB. Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. I Am a Strange Loop by Douglas R. Hofstadter, , Basic Books edition, in English I Am a Strange Loop ( edition) | Open LibraryCited by:

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