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 - Jenna Fearon - Goodreads
I read this a long time ago and as I remember it was completely amazing, thus my 5 star rating. I'm going to pick it up again soon and see if I still love it as much as I once did. :) Read full review