The Mind's I: Fantasies and Reflections on Self and Soul

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Douglas R. Hofstadter, Daniel Clement Dennett
Bantam Books, 1982 - Philosophy - 501 pages
16 Reviews
Brilliant, shattering, mind-jolting, "The Mind's I" is a searching, probing nook--a cosmic journey of the mind--that goes deeply into the problem of self and self-consciousness as anything written in our time. From verbalizing chimpanzees to scientific speculations involving machines with souls, from the mesmerizing, maze-like fiction of Borges to the tantalizing, dreamlike fiction of Lem and Princess Ineffable, her circuits glowing read and gold, "The Mind's I " opens the mind to the Black Box of fantasy, to the windfalls of reflection, to new dimensions of exciting possibilities.

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Review: The Mind's I: Fantasies and Reflections on Self and Soul

User Review  - Zachary Barber - Goodreads

An irreplaceable and fun book for anyone interested in philosophy of mind. This is my kind of shit, so, 5 stars!!! Read full review

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User Review  - Robert Bagnall - Goodreads

What time you read a book makes a big difference; this was my book to read when I got up an hour or so before everybody else in the house. But maybe if I had read it at some other time of day I wouldn ... Read full review

About the author (1982)

Douglas R. 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?del, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid".

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