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

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Douglas R. Hofstadter
Basic Books, 1981 - Philosophy - 501 pages
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User Review  - Juan Mikalef - Goodreads

After "Godėl, Escher & Bach..." the bar was very high. In this book the aim of DH was not that clear for me, but the clever interaction between stories and explanations make it a superb read. Chapters are mostly independents, so it can be read in chunks, and still be satisfying Read full review



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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".

Born in Boston in 1942, Daniel Clement Dennett explores the philosophical links between mind and brain. His first book, Content and Consciousness (1969) was one of the earliest to examine this issue. It is one that he expands on in his other books, including Consciousness Explained (1991), where he uses philosophical "materialism" to examine the link between mind and body. Dennett is a Distinguished Arts and Sciences Professor, a Professor of Philosophy and director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University in Medford Mass. He is interested in the development of artificial intelligence, was the co-founder of the Curricular Software Studio at Tufts, and has aided in the design of computer exhibits at the Smithsonian Institution, the Museum of Science in Boston and the Computer Museum in Boston.

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