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While this is not exactly a review, I thought I’d leave a few comments here.

Metamagical Themas: Questing for the Essence of Mind and Pattern by Douglas R. Hofstadter

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. All FARG computational models share certain key principles, among which are: Optimization and Quantization in Gradient Symbol Systems: Two articles are devoted to Rubik’s Cube and other such puzzles.

Or maybe that is just a facet of his approach, attempting to popularize these topics.

Then Hofstadter’s column appeared monthly from January through July GEB was work to read. Oct 13, Nick Black rated it liked it. This time, I found many of the chapters very dated because the whole field of AI has simply exploded in the intervening years. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to hifstadter.



Crombag – – Artificial Intelligence and Law 2 1: Oct 07, Nicholas rated it really liked it. Hofstadter is College of Arts and Sciences Professor of computer science and cognitive science at Indiana University and author of the Pulitzer-prize winning “G? Oct 05, James Swenson rated it really liked it.

If you’re interested in wordplay, artificial intelligence, self-referentiality, mathematics, logic, solutions to the prisoner’s dilemma, how laws evolve or a myriad of other top If I was forced to choose only one book to take to a desert island and couldn’t choose a book that explained, in great detail, how to survive on a desert island then this is the book I’d choose.

Hofstadter – – Basic Books.

Quotes from Metamagical Thema Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. This isn’t hofstadterr joke, it really happened.

The topics are numerous, and interesting, some more than others.

Metamagical Themas: Questing for the Essence of Mind and Pattern

And 2 It inspired me write my own book about game theory. I expect most people will have similar flashes of insight in every chapter. Find it on Scholar. Paul Thagard – – PSA: Aug 27, Jenna Fearon rated it it was amazing. If I ever read this book again, it will have to be on Kindle because my 30 plus year old paperback has fallen apart into a stack of pages during this last reading: Jul 09, Tatiana rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Copycat project was subsequently extended under the name “Metacat” by Hofstadter’s doctoral student James Marshall.


Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy. Retrieved from ” https: It’s really interesting how much Hofstadter and many other people at the time these articles were written worried about nuclear proliferation.

As I progressed in life I have reread it many times and its a gem full of quirky essays about patterns duoglas self-reference and paradoxes. I was just weary of him speaking in a way.

Hofstader’s column in Scientif I don’t recall how or where I got this book as a young teenager; I swear my aunt thdmas it to me but she denies it.