Franklin

I am a strange loop / Douglas R. Hofstadter.

Author/Creator:
Hofstadter, Douglas R., 1945-
Publication:
New York : BasicBooks ; London : Perseus Running [distributor], 2007.
Format/Description:
Book
xix, 412 p., [4] leaves of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
Consciousness.
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.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
0465030785 (hbk.)
9780465030781 (hbk.)
OCLC:
64554976
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