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

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Bantam Books, 1982 - Philosophy - 501 pages
18 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  - 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

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

User Review  - Ami Iida - Goodreads

This is the cognitive science. the book contains science thoughts and SF anthology of course Borges's shot stories and short criticisms. the innovative anthology. it is SF anthology and thought experiment about brain and consciousness. 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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