Metamagical Themas has ratings and 78 reviews. K. Dick Metamagical Themas by Douglas R. Hofstadter Graduates in Wonderland by Jessica Pan. THE BIRTH OF THE COUNTERREVOLUTION. ON DECEMBER 9, , C ALIFORNIA SENATOR DIANNE FEINSTEIN made public a page report by the. From the Publisher: A bestselling collection of brilliant and quirky essays, on subjects ranging from biology to grammar to artificial intelligence, that are unified by.

Author: Shaktinris Kigajinn
Country: Guadeloupe
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Business
Published (Last): 23 August 2007
Pages: 196
PDF File Size: 18.88 Mb
ePub File Size: 14.81 Mb
ISBN: 685-3-44664-672-4
Downloads: 57559
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Aratilar

History of Western Philosophy. What’s interesting about this is imagining this text appearing in Scientific American.


He took over writing of the “Mathematical Games” column in Scientific American from Martin Gardner in the early ’80’s, and when deciding for a new name for the column, decided to use the the anagram “Metamagical Themas”. If you’re interested in wordplay, artificial intelligence, self-referentiality, mathematics, logic, solutions to the prisoner’s dilemma, how laws evolve or a myriad of other topics that as mentioned above I’ve forgotten since I last read it, then I urge you to get a copy of this book.

It really helped me even after Godel, Escher, Bach understand more about intelligence and the ideas that must lie behind artificial or non-human intelligence and why full AI is so hard. Thinking of reading it again No trivia or quizzes yet. It also briefly covered robotics and pattern recognition, a subject I did a thesis on in the late 80’s. PaperISBN I think the author does well-enough of making his own voice and mood clear, especially toward the very end. Paperbackpages.

He graduated with Distinction in Mathematics from Stanford in I can dip into this book anytime, and gain something from what I read even if I can’t entirely grasp it. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. But at some point you tire of it. Find it on Scholar. Other more recent models are Phaeaco implemented by Harry Foundalis and SeqSee Abhijit Mahabalwhich model high-level perception and analogy-making in the microdomains of Bongard problems and number sequences, respectively.


Want to Read saving….

He crusades against sexism in language and gives the participants in a dialogue on thinking machines the neuter names of Pat, Sandy, and Chris ; he offers a lesson in the probabilities of a nuclear doomsday, discusses Chopin scores as complex visual patterns, and puts down some of the loonier champions of parapsychological phenomena.

Apr 01, Marke Schiffer rated it it was amazing. Sixteen Years of Artificial Intelligence: Sep 12, Michelle rated it it was amazing Shelves: Hofstadter collects and studies cognitive errors largely, but not solely, speech errors”bon mots” spontaneous humorous quipsand analogies of all sorts, and his long-time observation of these diverse products of cognition, and his theories about the mechanisms that underlie them, have exerted a powerful influence on the architectures of the computational models developed by himself and FARG members.

Hofstadter is the son of Nobel Prize-winning physicist Robert Hofstadter.

Immensely satisfying, but work nonetheless. Surely my best part of the book is the last pages where he tackled game theoretical problems and experiments. If you’re metamgical in wordplay, artificial intelligence, self-referentiality, mathematics, logic, solutions to the prisoner’s dilemma, how laws evolve or a myriad of other top If I was forced to choose only one book to take to a desert island and couldn’t choose a book that explained, in great detail, tyemas to survive on a desert island then this is the book I’d choose.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Dog ear the pages. Maybe it would have been better hofstaeter read all these articles serialized in the mettamagical, without all the commentary and post post post scriptums. And Hofstadter’s role with Scientific American, its dependence on Gardner, and their friendship, all make his repeated mention understandable. At the University of Michigan and Indiana University, he co-authored, with Melanie Mitchell, a computational model of “high-level perception” — Copycat — and several other models of analogy-making and cognition.


This article has no associated abstract. Hofstadter Basic Books- Philosophy – pages 14 Reviews https: Intellect Books,Pp. Your meterage may very.

Metamagical Themas – Wikipedia

This book is just amazing, I liked it even more than the mystical Godel Escher Bach. Basic Books- Philosophy – pages. Scribble out words and replace them with improved approximations.

dokglas From inside the book. Hofstadter’s collection of quirky essays is unified by its primary concern: Jul 01, Andrew Breslin rated it it was amazing. The Computer Revolution in Philosophy: Dec 01, George Marshall rated it liked it.

More accessible than GEB. But also happy to read something else for a change. Account Options Sign in.

Metamagical Themas: Questing for the Essence of Mind and Pattern

These days, I would basically theams it a nicer version of Discover again, not to denigrate that magazine, but it certainly lacks depth in most cases.

As I progressed in life I have reread it many times and its a gem full of quirky essays hofstadtr patterns and self-reference and paradoxes. Despite the natural and easily-read writing, the book is overall not an easy read due to the depth and complexity of the themes, but it’s well worth the effort.