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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I think the author does well-enough of making his own voice and mood clear, especially toward the very end.
Metamagical Themas Questing for the Essence of Mind and Pattern
This book uofstadter huge – like a massive dictionary – and packed with a bunch of essays on a range of topics too broad to even try to describe. Sep 12, Michelle rated it it was amazing Shelves: Published April 5th by Basic Books first published Apr 23, Michael A.
Tjemas – – Minds and Machines 9 1: The font remains an unrealized fantasy. This is mostly a collection of Hofstadter’s Scientific American columns.
Douglas attended the International School of Geneva for a year. Apr 01, Tim rated it liked it.
If you’re interested in wordplay, artificial intelligence, self-referentiality, mathematics, logic, solutions to the prisoner’s dilemma, how laws evolve or a myriad of other top If I was forced to choose only one book to take to a desert island and couldn’t choose a book that explained, in great detail, how to survive on a desert island then this is the book I’d choose. As I progressed in life I have reread it many times and its a gem full of quirky essays about patterns and self-reference and paradoxes.
METAMAGICAL THEMAS by Douglas R. Hofstadter | Kirkus Reviews
I first read this book in the early spring dougkas But I find myself unenthused. The topics are numerous, and interesting, some more than others. Precis of the Rational Imagination: Shalin – – Minds and Machines 10 3: Unfortunately this is coming off more negative than I would like, and this is due to my “mood” douglzs it at the finish. While this is not exactly a review, I thought I’d leave a few comments here.
There’s some gems hidden in here, but it’s pretty scattered. Jul 17, Chris rated it really liked it Shelves: Contents On SelfReferential Sentences.
Jul 01, Andrew Breslin rated it it douglzs amazing. So, happy I read it. Hofstadter Basic Books- Philosophy – pages 14 Reviews https: More accessible than GEB. Then Hofstadter’s column appeared monthly from January through July Please provide an email address.
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In his crisp, lucid prose he merrily tackles such brain-teasing topics as self-referential sentences “”This statement is false”” and reflexivity in law suppose Congress mandates that all Supreme Court decisions be made by a majority, and the Court overrules Congress by ; the mathematics of Rubik’s Cube and the related Temas, Skewb, and IncrediBall ; the analogies between cubology and particle physics; the structure of Lisp a computer language used in AI ; the Prisoner’s Dilemma roughly the problem of whether it is logical to trust anyone, and how far ; the Turing Test determining whether a machine answering my questions has a human agent “”behind”” it ; and so on, and so on, and so on.
Themax owe Hofstadter a debt of gratitude for providing me with his wonderful introduction to the works of Allen Wheelis. Actually, his columns on analogy in this book offered some benefit over GEB, and I found that section all the more enjoyable for it. All related, for sure, but not the same. I think I’ve read it at least four times. Each week, our hfostadter select the one author and one book they believe to jetamagical most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert.
Other more recent models are Phaeaco implemented by Harry Foundalis and SeqSee Abhijit Mahabalwhich model high-level perception and analogy-making in the microdomains of Bongard problems and number sequences, respectively.
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And I can’t put my finger on directly why. Hofstadter badly needs to cut down: Cover of the first edition. It’s a series hofsfadter columns on different topics, no need to be intimidated by the pages. Want to Read saving….