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The Mind’s I by Douglas R. Hofstadter
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Sep 20, 2009

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Another reviewer said he'd read it previously with more appreciation, and it does seem dated in some ways. Still, it serves as a series of very entertaining "thought experiments" and a sort of anthology of fiction on the mind-body problem and consciousness. Best selections for me were "Whatis it like to be a bat?" by Thomas Nagel and "Minds, Brains, and Programs" by Ronald Searle, just because these took a different approach from Hofstadter and Dennett, so the "reflections" were fuller and better thought out.

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