Metamagical Themas: Questing for the Essence of Mind and Pattern
Hofstadter's bestselling collection of brilliant and quirky essays has been reissued to coincide with the paperback release of Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies. "Reading Metamagical Themas is perhaps the closest thing imaginable to taking a voyage through a mind".--San Francisco Chronicle. 124 line drawings.
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Review: Metamagical Themas: Questing For The Essence Of Mind And PatternUser Review - AK Adler - Goodreads
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. I ... Read full review
Review: Metamagical Themas: Questing For The Essence Of Mind And PatternUser Review - Dan - Goodreads
Not as good as Hofstedter's incomparable "Goedel Escher Bach", with which there is slight overlap. A few essays (for example, the Rubik's Cube one) did not much interest me, but there is plenty here for everyone. Very worthwhile and highly recommended for both general reader and scientist. Read full review