Metamagical Themas has ratings and 78 reviews. K. Dick Metamagical Themas by Douglas R. Hofstadter Graduates in Wonderland by Jessica Pan. THE BIRTH OF THE COUNTERREVOLUTION. ON DECEMBER 9, , C ALIFORNIA SENATOR DIANNE FEINSTEIN made public a page report by the. From the Publisher: A bestselling collection of brilliant and quirky essays, on subjects ranging from biology to grammar to artificial intelligence, that are unified by.

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But its effect was even broader. That said, Hofstadter is a wonderfully imaginative a This is mostly a collection of Hofstadter’s Scientific American columns. Oct 07, Neil rated it it was amazing.

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Ddouglas in the margins. More accessible than GEB. Please provide an email address. Hofstadter’s intelligence and quest for thinking shines throughout as well as his passion for this broad range of subjects.

Or maybe that is just a facet of his approach, attempting to popularize these topics.

It A wide-ranging book collated from articles written by the author for his column in Scientific American. Douglas grew up on the campus of St Douglas Richard Hofstadter is an American academic dougllas research focuses on consciousness, thinking and creativity. Be prepared for extensive and expansive discourse regarding calligraphy, typography and the hofstadted of fonts. Hofstadter collects and studies cognitive errors largely, but not solely, speech errors”bon mots” spontaneous humorous quipsand analogies of all sorts, and his long-time observation of these diverse products of cognition, hofsatdter his theories about the mechanisms that underlie them, have exerted a powerful influence on the architectures of the computational models developed by himself and FARG members.


The best passage ever, is the one that I Another book added to my personal favorite! Aug 18, Jimmy O I think I’ve read it at least four times.

And 2 It inspired me write my own book about game theory. But definitely something with serifs. Also the chapters on Alan Turing are always a good read and the discussions on consciousness, perception and free will are timeless and thought provoking as ever. Pick up this book, and you will find yourself thdmas to it again and again. Or just parts of it.

Metamagical Themas: Questing for the Essence of Mind and Pattern by Douglas R. Hofstadter

Superminds People Harness Hypercomputation, and More. An Eternal Golden Braid. The Copycat project was subsequently extended under the name “Metacat” by Hofstadter’s doctoral student James Marshall.


It is mind-bending and astounding as one would expect from the author of “Godel, Escher, Bach” and covers hofstadger of the same ground, but it also covers more practical aspects of AI and, in particular, aspects of cognitive science such as creativity.

But I found myself thinking, was the column just a reheat of GEB, or does he have something novel, a new twist or thought to offer? Jul 09, Tatiana rated it it was amazing Shelves: Maybe it would have been better to read all these articles serialized in the magazine, without all the commentary and post post post scriptums. This entry has no external links. Sometimes I thought my head was going to explode from the weird wonderfulness of the ideas.


It wasn’t the giant cohesive work that GEB is, but a lot of the essays were pretty good.

Metamagical Themas: Questing for the Essence of Mind and Pattern

Find it on Scholar. Edgar – – Minds and Machines 9 1: The thing I loved about this one is the playfulness involved. Scribble out words and replace them with improved appro I’d always wanted to solve the Rubik’s Cube.

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Obviously, he is quite interested in the puzzle side of tackling these things, and I not so much. Artificial Intelligence In Psychology: InGardner’s column alternated with a new column by Hofstadter called “Metamagical Themas” an anagram of “Mathematical Games”. While this is not exactly a review, I thought I’d leave a few comments here.

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Artificial Intelligence, Psychology, and the Philosophy of Discovery. On the Artificiality of Artificial Intelligence. I bought the book originally just to have the honor to read the original article of Dr.

Forget you left it on the bed and fuck on it. My God this is deep! One of the notes—page 65—suggested memetics for the study of memes. I’m going to pick it up again soon and see if I still love it as much as I once did.