Matthew Sturges's Reviews > I Am a Strange Loop

I Am a Strange Loop by Douglas R. Hofstadter
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review
Mar 26, 09

it was ok
Read in March, 2009

Gave up about 250 pages in. Hofstadter lost me with his meanderings about entwined souls. I kept waiting for him to provide some concrete evidence for what he was talking about, but he just keeps making the same few analogies over and over. I enjoyed the refresher course on Godel's Incompleteness Theorem, and found the idea of Godel's reflexive use of Principia Mathematica as an analogue for self-perception interesting, but in the end I'm afraid I'll never be sold on the notion of self as nothing more than an illusion, however trenchant. Nobody will ever convince me that I don't possess actual free will. Sorry.
2 likes · flag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read I Am a Strange Loop.
Sign In »

No comments have been added yet.