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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 4:29 pm 
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If you were intrigued by Peter Watt's 'Blindsight' you should find this Physics World, July 07 book review interesting.

Below is a link to David Deutsch's review of
'I Am a Strange Loop'
Douglas Hofstadter
2007 Basic Books
412pp £14.99/$26.95 hb

http://physicsweb.org/articles/world/20/7/5/1
The full text is there for this one.


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This is exactly the sort of little snippet we should be posting to Malcolm as well as here, Roy. Good find!

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 10:50 am 
Roy wrote:
If you were intrigued by Peter Watt's 'Blindsight' you should find this Physics World, July 07 book review interesting.

Below is a link to David Deutsch's review of
'I Am a Strange Loop'
Douglas Hofstadter
2007 Basic Books
412pp £14.99/$26.95 hb


As a fan of DH, I bought this when it came out, but have so far found it surprisingly dull. 'Godel, Escher & Bach' is still his sole classic for me...


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Agreed about G.E.B. - but Metamagical themas has some good stuff in it too.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 8:34 am 
I forgot about that! And, now I come to think about it, wasn't there one called The Mind's I, or something like that... seem to remember that one had some good things within.


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