Sadly, after reading this book, I feel that I've learned very little apart from what was in GEB.
Sometimes you're in the mood to follow a complex analogy through a fantasy example, and sometimes you're just not.
I quit after the first third of the book, and I feel like reading that much was a waste of time.
... the fellow who wrote GEB. Odd how the latter set him up for a life vaguely centered around his inability to just say what he has to say and get on with it. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Nick Halbrook
This is a magnificently constructed exploration of consciousness as a phenomenon. Hofstadter approaches the topic from a symbolic perspective, as opposed to a psychological or... Read morePublished 16 days ago by A. K. Matteson
Great story in there about us as individuals. First part of book more readable than complicated explanations later in book. But overall very readable.Published 1 month ago by K. Jacobs
I am very familiar with D H and buy and read all I can get of his work.I believe he is the brightest writer in the field of A I but in my humble opinion he missed his mark on this... Read morePublished 1 month ago by WILLIAM T MCKNIGHT JR
I enjoyed this book, and learned from it.
I found many of the concepts discussed therein to be valid and highly relevant; however, they were, I thought, explored with... Read more
If you liked Godel-Escher-Bach, this is an updated version. Makes similar use of the "conversations between symbolic characters" vignette technique, but Hofstadter's been... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ryan Essex
Why the 5 star rating? Because the work is well thought out, very well written, entertaining and thought provoking.
I really enjoyed the personal writing style. Read more