Douglas R. Hofstadter "I am a Strange Loop"
Basic Books | English | July 8, 2008 | ISBN: 0465030793 | 436 pages | azw, epub, lrf, mobi | 8,7 mb
Can thought arise out of matter? Can self, soul, consciousness, “I” arise out of mere matter? If it cannot, then how can you or I be here? I Am a Strange Loop argues that the key to understanding selves and consciousness is the “strange loop” a special kind of abstract feedback loop inhabiting our brains. The most central and complex symbol in your brain is the one called “I.” The “I” is the nexus in our brain, one of many symbols seeming to have free will and to have gained the paradoxical ability to push particles around, rather than the reverse.