I Am a Strange Loop

I Am a Strange Loop

Douglas R. Hofstadter


Can concept come up out of subject? Can self, soul, recognition, “I” come up out of mere topic? If it can't, then how are you going to or I be here?

I Am a wierd Loop argues that the foremost to knowing selves and recognition is the “strange loop”—a designated type of summary suggestions loop inhabiting our brains. the main critical and complicated image on your mind is the only referred to as “I.” The “I” is the nexus in our mind, one of the symbols seeming to have loose will and to have received the paradoxical skill to push debris round, instead of the reverse.

How can a mysterious abstraction be real—or is our “I” in simple terms a handy fiction? Does an “I” exert real energy over the debris in our mind, or is it helplessly driven round through the legislation of physics?

These are the mysteries tackled in I Am an odd Loop, Douglas Hofstadter’s first book-length trip into philosophy due to the fact that Gödel, Escher, Bach. Compulsively readable and ceaselessly thought-provoking, it is a relocating and profound inquiry into the character of mind.

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