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==Chapter Summaries==<br />
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==Preface==<br />
For the large part of Douglas Hofstader's life he has been interested in the underpinnings of consciousness. When his sister, Molly, was born with an unnamed neurological disorder, he became fascinated by the brain, neuroscience and the basic physical aspects of what makes up a person's sense of self. From an early age he realized that it is a minds ability to look into itself that helps to make it what it is. This act of self-referencing is called a "strange loop". Hofstader's first book, ''GÃ¶del, Escher, Bach'', contained some early attempts at explaining this.<br />
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===Prologue===<br />
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===Chapter 1: On Souls and Their Sizes===<br />
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===Chapter 2: This Teetering Bulb of Dread and Dream===<br />
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===Chapter 3: The Causal Potency of Patterns===<br />
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===Chapter 4: Loops, Goals, and Loopholes===<br />
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===Chapter 5: On Video Feedback===<br />
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===Chapter 6: Of Selves and Symbols===<br />
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===Chapter 7: The Epi Phenomenon===<br />
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===Chapter 8: Embarking on a Strange-Loop Safari===<br />
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===Chapter 9: Pattern and Provability===<br />
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===Chapter 10: GÃ¶del's Quitessential Strange Loop===<br />
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===Chapter 11: How Analogy Makes Meaning===<br />
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===Chapter 12: On Downward Causality===<br />
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===Chapter 13: The Elusive Apple of My "I"===<br />
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===Chapter 14: Strangeness in the "I" of the Beholder===<br />
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===Chapter 15: Entwinement===<br />
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===Chapter 16: Grappling with the Deepest Mystery===<br />
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===Chapter 17: How we Live in Each Other===<br />
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===Chapter 18: The Blurry Glow of Human Identity===<br />
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===Chapter 19: Consciousness = Thinking===<br />
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===Chapter 20: A Courteous Crossing of Wors===<br />
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===Chapter 21: A Brief Brush with Cartesian Egos===<br />
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===Chapter 22: A Tango with Zombies and Dualism===<br />
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===Chapter 23: Killing a Couple of Sacred Cows===<br />
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===Chapter 24: On Magnanimity and Friendship===<br />
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===Epilogue: The Quandary===</div>LetoeLtlie