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Metamagical themas : questing for the essence of mind and pattern

Author: Douglas R Hofstadter
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©1985.
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Includes articles, many of which originally appeared in Scientific American, on memes, innumeracy, William Safire, Frederic Chopin, Rubik's Cube, strange attractors, Lisp, Heisenburg's uncertainty principle, quantum mechanics, Alan Turing, sphexishness, Prisoner's dilemma, and other topics.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Essays
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hofstadter, Douglas R., 1945-
Metamagical themas.
New York : Basic Books, ©1985
(OCoLC)563123886
Online version:
Hofstadter, Douglas R., 1945-
Metamagical themas.
New York : Basic Books, ©1985
(OCoLC)607741948
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas R Hofstadter
ISBN: 0465045405 9780465045402 0140085343 9780140085341 0465045669 9780465045662
OCLC Number: 11475807
Description: xxviii, 852 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Snags and snarls --
1. On self-referential sentences --
2. Self-referential sentences: a follow-up --
3. On viral sentences and self-replicating structures --
4. Nomic: a self-modifying game based on reflexivity in law. pt. 2. Sense and society --
5. World views in collision: the "Skeptical Inquirer" versus the "National Enquirer" --
6. On number numbness --
7. Changes in default words and images, engendered by rising consciousness --
8. A person paper on purity in language. pt. 3. Sparking and slipping --
9. Pattern, poetry and power in the music of Frederic Chopin --
10. Parquet deformations: a subtle, intricate art form --
11. Stuff and nonsense --
12. Variations on a theme as the crux of creativity --
13. Metafont, metamathematics, and metaphysics. pt. 4. Structure and strangeness --
14. Magic cubology --
15. On crossing the rubicon --
16. Mathematical chaos and strange attractors --
17. Lisp: atoms and lists --
18. Lisp: Lists and recursion --
19. Lisp: recursion and generality --
20. Heisenberg's uncertainty principle and the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics. pt. 5. Spirit and substrate --
21. Review of "Alan Turing: The enigma" --
22. A coffeehouse conversation on the Turing test --
23. On the seeming paradox of mechanizing creativity --
24. Analogies and roles in human and machine thinking --
25. Who shoves whom around inside the careenium? --
26. Waking up from the Boolean dream, or, Subcognition as computation. pt. 6. Selection and stability --
27. The genetic code: arbitrary? --
28. Undercut, flaunt, pounce, and mediocrity: psychological games with numbers --
29. The prisoner's dilemma computer tournaments and the evolution of cooperation. pt. 7. Sanity and survival --
30. Dilemmas for supperrational thinkers, leading up to a luring lottery --
31. Irrationality is the square root of all evil --
32. The tale of Happiton --
33. The tumult of inner voices, or, What is the meaning of the word "I"?
Responsibility: Douglas R. Hofstadter.

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Includes articles, many of which originally appeared in Scientific American, on memes, innumeracy, William Safire, Frederic Chopin, Rubik's Cube, strange attractors, Lisp, Heisenburg's uncertainty principle, quantum mechanics, Alan Turing, sphexishness, Prisoner's dilemma, and other topics.

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