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 - Dave Peticolas - Goodreads
An excellent collection of essays exploring topics ranging from self-referentiality, consciousness, machine intelligence and the Rubik's Cube. These articles were mainly written during Hofstadter's stint at Scientific American. Read full review
Review: Metamagical Themas: Questing For The Essence Of Mind And PatternUser Review - Thomas A Wiebe - Goodreads
Hofstadter took over Martin Gardner's Scientific American column, Mathematical Games, for a couple of years, and wrote some fine essays in his own column, Metamagical Themas, and anagram of Gardner's ... Read full review