A MUCH better book on understanding consciousness is Antonio Damasio's "The Feeling of What Happens".
This book does a good job of explaining some very complex theories in a way the an average person can understand and get something out of.
Surely the author can't believe that any such reader exists; more likely, he just didn't think carefully about what he was writing.
excellent! really thought provooking and interesting. Well written, although at times it is hard to follow unless you are already versed in the subject (not me)- but even for... Read morePublished 1 month ago by joshua christine
Hofstadter is brilliant. A must read if you are interested in the psychology and philosophy of self.Published 2 months ago by Evan L. Anderson
Brilliant, like many of Hofstadter's books, with even more philosophy. It was so inspiring, I've come up with an idea for another novel or novelette of my own based on some of his... Read morePublished 2 months ago by J. Whitaker
I gave "I Am A Strange Loop" five stars because there was no six-star option.Published 3 months 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 4 months 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 4 months ago by A. K. Matteson