The Mind's I : Fantasies And Reflections On Self & Soul
With contributions from Jorge Luis Borges, Richard Dawkins, John Searle, and Robert Nozick, The Mind's I explores the meaning of self and consciousness through the perspectives of literature, artificial intelligence, psychology, and other disciplines. In selections that range from fiction to scientific speculations about thinking machines, artificial intelligence, and the nature of the brain, Hofstadter and Dennett present a variety of conflicting visions of the self and the soul as explored through the writings of some of the twentieth century's most renowned thinkers.
- Paperback | 512 pages
- 154.94 x 231.14 x 33.02mm | 725.74g
- 17 Jan 2001
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About Douglas R. Hofstadter
Douglas R. Hofstadter is College Professor of Cognitive Science and Computer Science at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. His previous books are the Pulitzer Prizewinning Goedel, Escher, Bach Metamagical Themas, The Mind's I, Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies, Le Ton Beau de Marot, and Eugene Onegin. Daniel C. Dennett is Distinguished Arts and Sciences Professor, Professor of Philosophy, and Director of the centre for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University.