9780465030798

I Am a Strange Loop

ISBN 10: 0465030793 / 0-465-03079-3
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Publisher: Basic Books
Publication Date: 2008
Binding: Softcover
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An original, endlessly thought-provoking, and controversial look at the nature of consciousness and identity argues that the key to understanding selves and consciousness is the "strange loop," a special kind of abstract feedback loop inhabiting our brains. Reprint.


 

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Book Description: The Perseus Books Group, United States, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 236 x 156 mm. Brand New Book. Douglas R Hofstadter s long-awaited return to the themes of Godel, Escher, Bach - an original and controversial view of the nature of consciousness and identity.Can thought arise out of matter? Can self, a soul, a consciousness, an I arise out of mere matter? If it cannot, then how can you or I be here? I Am a Strange Loop argues that the key to understanding selves and consciousness is the strange loop - a special kind of abstract feedback loop inhabiting our brains. The most central and complex symbol in your brain or mine is the one called I . The I is the nexus in our brain, one of many symbols seeming to have free will and to have gained the paradoxical ability to push particles around, rather than the reverse.How can a mysterious abstraction be real - or is our I merely a convenient fiction? Does an I exert genuine power over the particles in our brain, or is it helplessly pushed around by the laws of physics?These are the mysteries tackled in I Am a Strange Loop , Douglas R. Hofstadter s first book-length journey into philosophy since Godel, Escher, Bach. Compulsively readable and endlessly thought-provoking, this is the book Hofstadter s many readers have been waiting for. Bookseller Inventory # ABZ9780465030798

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Book Description: Paperback. Book Condition: New. 157mm x 29mm x 231mm. Paperback. Can thought arise out of matter? Can self, soul, consciousness, "I" arise out of mere matter? If it cannot, then how can you or I be here?"I Am a Strange Loop" argues t.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 412 pages. 0.535. Bookseller Inventory # 9780465030798

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Book Description: The Perseus Books Group, United States, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 235 x 156 mm. Brand New Book. Can thought arise out of matter? Can self, soul, consciousness, I arise out of mere matter? If it cannot, then how can you or I be here? I Am a Strange Loop argues that the key to understanding selves and consciousness is the strange loop --a special kind of abstract feedback loop inhabiting our brains. The most central and complex symbol in your brain is the one called I. The I is the nexus in our brain, one of many symbols seeming to have free will and to have gained the paradoxical ability to push particles around, rather than the reverse. How can a mysterious abstraction be real--or is our I merely a convenient fiction? Does an I exert genuine power over the particles in our brain, or is it helplessly 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 Godel, Escher, Bach. Compulsively readable and endlessly thought-provoking, this is a moving and profound inquiry into the nature of mind. Bookseller Inventory # ABZ9780465030798

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Book Description: Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. Can thought arise out of matter Can self, soul, consciousness, I arise out of mere matter If it cannot, then how can you or I be hereI Am a Strange Loop argues that the key to understanding selves and consciousness is the strange loopa special kind of abstract feedback loop inhabiting our brains. The most central and complex symbol in your brain is the one called I. The I is the nexus in our brain, one of many symbols seeming to have free will and to have gained the paradoxical ability to push particles around, rather than the reverse. How can a mysterious abstraction be realor is our I merely a convenient fiction Does an I exert genuine power over the particles in our brain, or is it helplessly pushed around by the laws of physicsThese are the mysteries tackled in I Am a Strange Loop, Douglas Hofstadters first book-length journey into philosophy since Gdel, Escher, Bach. Compulsively readable and endlessly thought-provoking, this is a moving and profound inquiry into the nature of mind. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN, Momence,IL, Commerce,GA. book. Bookseller Inventory # 9780465030798

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