I Am a Strange Loop [Douglas R. Hofstadter] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. One of our greatest philosophers and scientists of the mind. Editorial Reviews. Review. Amazon Best Books of the Month, March : I Am a Strange Loop eBook: Douglas R. Hofstadter: Kindle Store. Scott O’Reilly loops the loop with Douglas Hofstadter.

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Perhaps the thing I learned most from this book is that consciousness can perhaps only be understood by analogy, not by a u understanding of the physiology or via mechanical terms. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. He is working on a book exploring the philosophical dimensions of the music of the band Yes.

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The philosophical world he describes about midway through the book, Twinwirld, was extremely fun to play with. Why do we need to sleep?

Although there are myriad good reasons to be vegetarian or vegan, such as hofstadrer and health concerns, the more enlightened position is to recognize that in order for one being to live, others must be constantly dying. Refresh and try again. Fluid Concepts And Creative Analogies: It could be noted, first of all, that the slightly milder hypothesis that human beings perceive colours differently as a result of slight variations in their sense organs is not at all implausible from an empirical point of view; it is an established fact.


I go to encounter for the millionth time the reality of experience and to forge in the smithy of my soul the uncreated conscience of my race. Specifically, one could object that the ways in which the self-referential patterns emerge in the two cases do not seem to be analogous at all. And what about the ambiguity and indeterminacy of quantum action itself? Intellectual musings based on personal experience. To understand this, Hofstadter asks us to consider two very different levels at which we hoofstadter view the Mona Lisa:.

I don’t know you, I’m basically writing this for my own understanding and I offer you all these words for free!

What do we mean when we say “I”? Show me your world, Douglas. I skipped around the book a little and found this intriguing discussion on page called ‘Two Daves. Dec 21, Joe rated it it was ok. I must have set some kind of record. Litt farfetched kanskje, men det funker. Open Preview See a Problem? He’s a scientist, and a brilliant one, but a human, too, and he’s frank about his fascination and struggles with the same knowledge.

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Hofstadter’s theory is somatic. As he observes, each douglsa us is a more than just a self; we are a collection of selves. Read more Read less.

But then again, he is a parochial computer scientist.

Douglas Hofstadter has it wrong. Amazon Best Books of the Month, March How many famous open questions can never be proved? I haven’t finished this book yet, or really I haven’t started it, but the result of skimming it is that this book, written 14 years before “I Am A Strange Loop” is at a much higher level than H’s maudlin rendering of his lpop

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Showing of reviews. Logically, there is no real answer to this contention, but pragmatist G. Yet as a scientist he must have the habit of experimental verification of results.

Moreover, though we cannot copy it today and may never be able to do that in reality we can, from our own interiority, find ourselves being partial expressions of other people, their strange loops! Even the title reflects this.

It doesn’t hold water.