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.
I loved Goedel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid. I grooved to Metamagical Themas. I had my mind blown a second time by Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Timothy Knox
Hofstader is certainly thought-provoking in this expansion of the philosophical ponderings initiated in his magnum opus Godel, Escher & Bach. Read morePublished 17 days ago by J. Keyser
This book takes a lot of concentration, but reveals many insights into the workings of brilliant minds over the past couple of hundred years.Published 4 months ago by A. George
This is a very important book. It's by far, the most sincere, straightforward book you can find on the 'strange loop' issue, which I think is a central subject of any future... Read morePublished 4 months ago by hernan_eche
Brilliant exposition of the nature of consciousness. Hofstadter at his best, except for Godel, Escher, Bach. Should be read by all.Published 5 months ago by Henry R. Feldman
When I received Hofstadter's book I Am a Strange Loopand read the title I immediately thought, "how obvious! Read morePublished 5 months ago by Tikkun37
The concepts are very interesting and it makes you think about what is consciousness and reality. That part of the book I loved. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Dave W
When I started to read it, I imagined something that could help one to bridge the huge gap between neuroscience and philosophy. But in the end, although interesting, it doesn't.Published 6 months ago by Ricardo Drummond
I picked up this book because I had been reading a lot of Daniel Dennett's work and wanted to broaden my reading. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Mike