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I will say that both do a fair job writing their own reflections, and discussing the ideas in some of the earlier works, which are used alongside writing by Borges and Nozick and Searle, but those are really the only major brightspots in a work that feels sewn together in odd places, presented in a way that is just south of playful [something Dennett and Hofstadter generally do very well].

Is it a feature attributed solely to cellular organic beings, or can it be maintained in other mediums? I liked that, while a collection intended to provoke in a variety of ways, the reflections limited the whole.

This book was an excellent introduction to speculative fiction divorced from the modern categories of science fiction and Tolkienesque fantasy. If you have delved largely into this subject, this book might not be for you because it largely takes from many other resources on the topic. Jan 07, Peter Mcloughlin rated it it was amazing Shelves: May 03, Daniel Barenboim rated it really liked it.

You will, it must be said, probably not come away from a reading with a clear answer as to the nature of the self, the seat and origin of consciousness or whether the Matrix has us.

Do we feel our part in the story of life is lla if the state of the author ourselves or God is changed? Think you know who you are, where you are, how you are?

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

She was unusually well-read and earnest about much of her studying because she was, she told me, episodically insane. Nagel’s ‘What is it to be like a bat’ in Nagel’s ‘Mortal Questions’ and Searle’s ‘Minds, Brains, and Computers’ in too many books to countso the articles that were new to me were of interest for me when diving into this volume.

But maybe it’s the book, not me? Deep down, a human brain is a chaotic soup of particles, on a higher level it is a jungle of neurons, and on a yet higher level it is a network of abstractions that we call “symbols. The increased pressure in the brain would lead to the symptoms. 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.


From verbalizing chimpanzees to scientific speculations involving machines with souls, from the mesmerizing, maze-like fiction of Borges to the tantalizing, dreamlike fiction o Brilliant, shattering, mind-jolting, The Mind’s I is a searching, probing cosmic journey of the mind that goes deeply into the problem of self and self-consciousness as anything written in our time.

Sitting here having just closed the book, the impression I take away from it is that sections that could have made their points more succinctly rambled on and on, overloading the many papers – Dawkins, Nozick, Searle, Dennett’s himself – that didn’t outstay their welcome.

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I probably took her to the hospital at least four times. Is this recurring feedback what creates consciousness? Books by Douglas R.

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Much emphasis is laid on the human body as a survival machine, future thought as simulated models of trial and error, and memes as transmittable culture ideas which is currently the most advanced form of evolution and self-replication. When we pose that question ourselves it is comparitively easy to cast around for answers when we already know ways in which it can be applied.

Or where does the rest of the universe leave off and you begin? View all 3 comments. The ground he covers encompasses some of the most traditionally intractable problems in philosophy, yet his accounts of the various thought experiments and the lz they do and do not illuminate never appear impenetrable.

John Searle’s famous “Minds, Brains, and Programs” describes his famous “Chinese room” thought experiment and offers a lot to think and argue about. These comments provide valuable insight into, sometimes confusing, chapters they refer to.

This was douglqs big influence on me.

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This is a book to look at the study of Pay particular attention to the preface where Hofstadter writes “Our purpose is ooj so much to answer the big questions directly as to jolt everyone”.

Apr 08, Elliott Bignell rated it it was amazing. What time you read a book makes a big difference; this was my book to read when I menfe up an hour or so before everybody else in the house.

I particularly enjoyed “Ant Fugue” by Hofstadter himself, particularly hated “Minds, Brains, and Programs” by Searle, and mildly liked the stimulating nature of all the other selections. This book argues that the key to understanding selves and consciousness is a special kind of abstract feedback loop inhabiting our brains. They steered pretty clear of solipsism, and though I would never have expected them to fall into the camp of panpsychism with animists, I truly think they veered towards panpsychism by attributing mind and even suffering to all things which might potentially behave mechanistically like humans do…which includes everything.


Is the consciousness hardware or software? Numerous recent pieces of fiction and nonfiction examining these issues are contained in this book.

Just think how close you are to being dead everywhere! He spent a few years in Sweden in the mid s. I am the universe in that I am a real part of the whole, and without myself, there is no whole. As for the subject matter. To give someone else a response such as “it teaches us to analyse arguments” is rarely helpful. The Letter Spirit project, implemented by Gary McGraw and John Rehling, aims to model the act of artistic creativity by designing stylistically uniform “gridfonts” typefaces limited to a grid.

Nonetheless, their scientific mission endured, driving the development of the modern scientific method. Among the working assumptions with which we hofstadetr through menge day are those that tell us we have a self, that its decisions are or at least can be freely willed ce than determined, that our intelligence as employed in language transcends what a machine can do, and that these qualities and processes are somehow connected with, embodied in, our physical being, mainly our brain.

Douglas grew up on the campus of St Douglas Richard Hofstadter is an American academic whose research focuses on consciousness, thinking and creativity. Can a self, a soul, a consciousness, an “I” arise out of mere matter? This book is the best way to introduce Philosophy as relevant. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Ijo account.

The Mind’s I: Fantasies and Reflections on Self and Soul by Douglas R. Hofstadter

On Having No Head—A fun and strangely convincing essay about the myth we have all bought into that tells us we have heads. Jan 16, Ross rated it it was amazing.

It attempts do give an answer as to how consciousness can arise from the inter-complexity of our neural structure. Douglas grew up on the campus of Rouglas University, where his father was a professor. Hodges tells how Turing’s revolutionary idea of the concept of a universal machine– laid the foundation for the modern computer.