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Metamagical Themas: Questing For The Essence Of Mind And Pattern (original 1985; edition 1996)
Metamagical Themas: Questing for the Essence of Mind and Pattern by Douglas Hofstadter (1985)
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These brilliant essays (mostly from Scientific American, but several previously unpublished) look at chaos and Chopin, grammar and genetics, racism and Rubik's cube, and countless other subjects. From all this, Hofstadter makes a rich tapestry and throws startling new light on his central theme: how people - and machines - think and feel.
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