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Metamagical Themas

Author : Douglas R. Hofstadter
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Hofstadter's collection of quirky essays is unified by its primary concern: to examine the way people perceive and think.

Metamagical Themas

Author : Douglas R. Hofstadter
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These essays (mostly from Scientific American, but several previously unpublished) look at chaos and Chopin, grammar and genetics, racism and Rubik's cube, and countless other subjects.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 throws new light on his central theme: how people - and machines - think and feel.

Metamagical Themas

Author : Douglas R. Hofstadter
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Metamagical Themas Questing for the Essence of Mind and Patern An Interlocked Collection of Literary Scientific and Artistic Studies

Author : Douglas R. Hofstadter
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Metamagical Themas

Author : Douglas Marc O'Grady
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Feminism and Territoriality

Author : Susanne Hagemann
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The New York Times Book Review

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Mind at Large

Author : Paul Levinson
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Theorie Daten Methoden

Author : Theodor Harder
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"Theodor Harder zum sechzigsten Geburtstag"--P. 3.

Peace Through Agreement

Author : Gerald Rabow
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In Peace Through Agreement, Gerald Rabow reveals how any dispute, including those that lead to serious confrontation between nations, can be resolved through the proper management of informed self interest. Rabow demonstrates how the utilizing of negotiation, mediation, and arbitration techniques, as well as a sound analytic understanding of non-zero-sum conflicts can achieve peace. He shows, through analogous non-zero-sum games, that cooperation between conflicting factions is much more successful than is generally believed. Through the playing of these games, the reader can experience conflict resolution in a controlled setting. Finally, the book presents a scheme for the arbitration of a major international dispute. Students and scholars of political science, peace studies, diplomacy, or anyone interested in new approaches to peace will find Peace Through Agreement a valuable resource. This book challenges generally accepted views with the following conclusions: Arbitration can be used in resolving all international disputes, particularly those involving the most vital national interests; cooperation, rather than defection is almost always the best strategy in non-zero sum games; negotiators and arbitrators should not base payoff division on threat capabilities; and, delaying negotiations is never justified. Peace Through Agreement, an important contribution to the ever widening field of peace studies, should be required reading for anyone interested in achieving peace in our time.

Thought Contagion

Author : Aaron Lynch
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Examines the new science of the "meme," the identifiable unit of cultural imitation that becomes important through its ability to self-replicate, and argues that some popular beliefs spread like contagion. 20,000 first printing.

Multiplicity Yours

Author : Hwa A. Lim
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"This is the first book of its kind, with advance praises from practicing experts, that treats reproduction, cloning, stem cell research and regenerative medicine in an integrative manner." "This self-contained book touches on the science, social aspects, legal and ethical issues, and the status of cloning, stem cell research and regenerative medicine. It is an excellent source to introduce newcomers to the field, or to broaden the perspectives of experts and practitioners."--BOOK JACKET.

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Shaving with Occam s Razor

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I Am a Strange Loop

Author : Douglas R. Hofstadter
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One of our greatest philosophers and scientists of the mind asks, where does the self come from--and how our selves can exist in the minds of others. Can thought arise out of matter? Can self, soul, consciousness, "I" arise out of mere matter? If it cannot, then how can you or I be here? I Am a Strange Loop argues that the key to understanding selves and consciousness is the "strange loop"-a special kind of abstract feedback loop inhabiting our brains. The most central and complex symbol in your brain is the one called "I." The "I" is the nexus in our brain, one of many symbols seeming to have free will and to have gained the paradoxical ability to push particles around, rather than the reverse. How can a mysterious abstraction be real-or is our "I" merely a convenient fiction? Does an "I" exert genuine power over the particles in our brain, or is it helplessly pushed around by the laws of physics? These are the mysteries tackled in I Am a Strange Loop, Douglas Hofstadter's first book-length journey into philosophy since Gödel, Escher, Bach. Compulsively readable and endlessly thought-provoking, this is a moving and profound inquiry into the nature of mind.

Godel Escher Bach

Author : Douglas R. Hofstadter
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize A metaphorical fugue on minds and machines in the spirit of Lewis Carroll Douglas Hofstadter's book is concerned directly with the nature of "maps" or links between formal systems. However, according to Hofstadter, the formal system that underlies all mental activity transcends the system that supports it. If life can grow out of the formal chemical substrate of the cell, if consciousness can emerge out of a formal system of firing neurons, then so too will computers attain human intelligence. Gödel, Escher, Bach is a wonderful exploration of fascinating ideas at the heart of cognitive science: meaning, reduction, recursion, and much more.

Constructionism

Author : Idit Harel
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In 1985 the Media Lab was created at MIT to advance the idea that computation would give rise to a new science of expressive media. Within the media lab, the Epistemology and Learning group extends the traditional definition of media by treating as expressive media materials with which children play and learn. The Group's work follows a paradigm for learning research called Constructionism. Several of the chapters directly address the theoretical formulation of Constructionism, and others describe experimental studies which enrich and confirm different aspects of the idea. Thus this volume can be taken as the most extensive and definitive statement to date of this approach to media and education research and practice. This book is structured around four major themes: learning through designing and programming; epistemological styles in constructionist learning, children and cybernetics; and video as a research tool for exploring and documenting constructionist environments.

Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference

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Chicago Tribune Index

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The Living Organization

Author : Lane Tracy
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Using James G. Miller's living systems theory as his framework, Tracy describes organizations as living--displaying the same basic function, structures, and processes as a plant or animal.