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I Am a Strange Loop is a 2007 book by Douglas Hofstadter, examining in depth the concept of a strange loop to explain the sense of "I".

Douglas Hofstadter

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I Am a Strange Loop is a 2007 book by Douglas Hofstadter, examining in depth the concept of a strange loop to explain the sense of "I".
His 2007 book I Am a Strange Loop won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Science and Technology.

Strange loop

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I Am a Strange Loop is a 2007 book by Douglas Hofstadter, examining in depth the concept of a strange loop to explain the sense of "I".
The concept of a strange loop was proposed and extensively discussed by Douglas Hofstadter in Gödel, Escher, Bach, and is further elaborated in Hofstadter's book I Am a Strange Loop, published in 2007.

Gödel, Escher, Bach

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The concept of a strange loop was originally developed in his 1979 book Gödel, Escher, Bach.
To describe such self-referencing objects, Hofstadter coins the term "strange loop", a concept he examines in more depth in his follow-up book I Am a Strange Loop.

Gödel's incompleteness theorems

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He demonstrates how the properties of self-referential systems, demonstrated most famously in Gödel's incompleteness theorems, can be used to describe the unique properties of minds.

Inverted spectrum

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In his book I Am A Strange Loop, Douglas Hofstadter argues that the inverted spectrum argument entails a form of solipsism in which people can have no idea about what goes on in the minds of others—contrary to the central theme of his work.

Los Angeles Times Book Prize

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The Fractal Prince

In the novel, the idea that the mind is a self-loop may have been influenced by the theories of the Professor of Philosophy, Andy Clark, and the book I Am a Strange Loop by Douglas Hofstadter.

Le Ton beau de Marot

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(Hofstadter went on to follow with an even more personal book titled I Am a Strange Loop after the death of his wife.)

Pig (short story)

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In I Am a Strange Loop (2007), Douglas Hofstadter mentions Pig as an influence which made him turn to vegetarianism.

Video feedback

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Douglas Hofstadter discusses video feedback in his book I Am a Strange Loop about the human mind and consciousness.

James Huneker

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Following Huneker's comment about Chopin's Étude Op. 25, No. 11 that "[small]-souled men, no matter how agile their fingers, should avoid it", Douglas Hofstadter, in his book I Am a Strange Loop, named the unit by which "soul size" is measured the huneker (lower case).

Egbert B. Gebstadter

Gebstadter's seventh book is U Are an Odd Ball (Perth: Acidic Books, 2007), which is referenced in Hofstadter's I Am A Strange Loop.

Pulitzer Prize

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Hofstadter had previously expressed disappointment with how Gödel, Escher, Bach, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1980 for general nonfiction, was received.

Self-reference

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He demonstrates how the properties of self-referential systems, demonstrated most famously in Gödel's incompleteness theorems, can be used to describe the unique properties of minds.

Mind

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He demonstrates how the properties of self-referential systems, demonstrated most famously in Gödel's incompleteness theorems, can be used to describe the unique properties of minds.