I am a strange loop douglas r hofstadter on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers one of our greatest philosophers and scientists of the mind asks where does the self come from and how our selves can exist in the minds of others can thought arise out of matter can self. I am a strange loop is a 2007 book by douglas hofstadter examining in depth the concept of a strange loop to explain the sense of i the concept of a strange loop was originally developed in his 1979 book godel escher bach in the end we are self perceiving self inventing locked in mirages that are little miracles of self reference. To ask other readers questions about i am a strange loop please sign up be the first to ask a question about i am a strange loop i must suggest something blasphemously arrogant douglas hofstadter has it wrong my only justification for saying such an outrageous thing is that it doesnt matter . Praise for i am a strange loop fascinating original and thought provoking there are many pleasures in i am a strange loop wall street journal i am a strange loop scales some lofty conceptual heights but it remains very personal and its deeply colored by the facts of hofstadters later life. 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
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