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Metamagical themas

Douglas R. Hofstadter

Metamagical themas

questing for the essence of mind and pattern

by Douglas R. Hofstadter

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Published by Viking in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Intellect.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography, p802-819. - Includes index.

    StatementDouglas R. Hofstadter.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBF431
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxviii,852p.,(2)p. of plates :
    Number of Pages852
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15101960M
    ISBN 100670806870


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― Douglas R. Hofstadter, quote from Metamagical Themas: Questing for the Essence of Mind and Pattern “Please, Oh please, publish me in your collection of self-referential sentences!” “Supperational thinkers, by recursive definition, include in their calculations the fact that they are in a group of superrational thinkers.”.

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Hofstadter directs the Center for Research on Concepts and Cognition at Indiana University, and is the College of Arts and Sciences professor of cognitive science and computer science.

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