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

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Bantam Books, 1982 - Philosophy - 501 pages
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Brilliant, shattering, mind-jolting,The  Mind's Iis 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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User Review  - NielsenGW - LibraryThing

Neither Douglas Hofstadter nor Daniel Dennett are easy writers to read quickly. Dennett’s Darwin’s Dangerous Idea and Hofstadter’s Surfaces and Essences are two of the most demanding books I’ve picked ... Read full review

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User Review  - MichaelGalt - LibraryThing

While gaining familiarity with this library 'thing' site I decided to write a review- okay, let's say a quasi-review. This book "The Mind's Eye" awakened a memory of my high school senior English ... Read full review

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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 "Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid".

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