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Metamagical themas : questing for the essence of mind and pattern, Douglas R. Hofstadter

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Metamagical themas : questing for the essence of mind and pattern
Title
Metamagical themas
Title remainder
questing for the essence of mind and pattern
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Douglas R. Hofstadter
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hofstadter, Douglas R.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q335
LC item number
.H63 1985
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
QA 9.8
NLM item number
H713m 1985
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  • Artificial intelligence
  • Intellect
  • Science
  • Metamathematics
  • Self (Philosophy)
  • Amusements
  • Creativity
  • Mathematics
  • Mental Processes
  • Philosophy
  • Mathématiques
  • Cognition
  • Esthétique
  • Musicologie
  • Créativité
  • Intelligence artificielle
  • Esprit
  • Jeux, Théorie des
  • Modèles mathématiques
  • Sciences
  • Moi (Philosophie)
  • Amusements
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Intellect
  • Metamathematics
  • Science
  • Self (Philosophy)
  • Denken
  • Waarneming
  • Kunstmatige intelligentie
  • Notatie
  • Verstand
  • Aufsatzsammlung
  • Künstliche Intelligenz
  • Wissenschaftsphilosophie
  • Cognition
  • Créativité - Recherche
  • Esprit
  • Esthétique
  • Intelligence artificielle - Recherche
  • Jeux, Théorie des - Recherche
  • Mathématiques
  • Modèles mathématiques - Recherche
  • Moi (Philosophie)
  • Musicologie
  • Sciences - Philosophie
  • Künstliche Intelligenz
  • Verstand
  • Wissenschaftsphilosophie
Label
Metamagical themas : questing for the essence of mind and pattern, Douglas R. Hofstadter
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Instantiates
Publication
Contributor
Former owner
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 802-819
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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"?
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxviii, 852 pages
Isbn
9780140085341
Lccn
83046095
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center has author's autograph presentation copy to Rosalyn Tureck, with her marginalia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)11475807
  • (OCoLC)ocm11475807
Label
Metamagical themas : questing for the essence of mind and pattern, Douglas R. Hofstadter
Link
Publication
Contributor
Former owner
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 802-819
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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"?
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxviii, 852 pages
Isbn
9780140085341
Lccn
83046095
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center has author's autograph presentation copy to Rosalyn Tureck, with her marginalia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)11475807
  • (OCoLC)ocm11475807

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