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 gave "I Am A Strange Loop" five stars because there was no six-star option.Published 15 days ago by John C Schaeffer II
... 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 29 days ago by I'm not Rappaport
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 1 month 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 2 months 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 2 months ago by Ryan Essex