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What Is a Strange Loop and What Is It Like to Be One?
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| by Douglas Hofstadter on Dec 17, 2013 |
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Summary
Douglas Hofstadter attempts to get across the crux of these intuitions about the mysterious concept of "I".

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Bio

Douglas Hofstadter received his B.S. in mathematics from Stanford University (1965), and his M.S. and Ph.D. in physics from the University of Oregon (1972, 1975). His Pulitzer-prize-winning book Godel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid (1979) has had considerable impact on people in many disciplines, ranging from philosophy to mathematics to artificial intelligence, to music, and beyond.

Strange Loop is a multi-disciplinary conference that aims to bring together the developers and thinkers building tomorrow's technology in fields such as emerging languages, alternative databases, concurrency, distributed systems, mobile development, and the web.

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