I Am a Strange Loop - Douglas R. Hofstadter

I Am a Strange Loop - Douglas R. Hofstadter (2007)

PREFACE. An Author and His Book

PROLOGUE. An Affable Locking of Horns

Chapter 1. On Souls and Their Sizes

Chapter 2. This Teetering Bulb of Dread and Dream

Chapter 3. The Causal Potency of Patterns

Chapter 4. Loops, Goals, and Loopholes

Chapter 5. On Video Feedback

Chapter 6. Of Selves and Symbols

Chapter 7. The Epi Phenomenon

Chapter 8. Embarking on a Strange-Loop Safari

Chapter 9. Pattern and Provability

Chapter 10. Gödel’s Quintessential Strange Loop

Chapter 11. How Analogy Makes Meaning

Chapter 12. On Downward Causality

Chapter 13. The Elusive Apple of My “I”

Chapter 14. Strangeness in the “I” of the Beholder

Chapter 15. Entwinement

Chapter 16. Grappling with the Deepest Mystery

Chapter 17. How We Live in Each Other

Chapter 18. The Blurry Glow of Human Identity

Chapter 19. Consciousness = Thinking

Chapter 20. A Courteous Crossing of Words

Chapter 21. A Brief Brush with Cartesian Egos

Chapter 22. A Tango with Zombies and Dualism

Chapter 23. Killing a Couple of Sacred Cows

Chapter 24. On Magnanimity and Friendship

EPILOGUE. The Quandary