Books by Douglas Hofstadter
Interviews where books by Douglas Hofstadter were recommended
The scholar of language tells us about the progress of the spoken word from 3000 BC to today, how two languages disappear every month, and the 50,000-word novel written without using the letter “e”
by Daniel Dennett
Principles of Psychology
by William James
The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind
by Julian Jaynes
The Mind's I: Fantasies And Reflections On Self & Soul
by Daniel Dennett & Douglas Hofstadter
Other Minds: The Octopus and the Evolution of Intelligent Life
by Peter Godfrey-Smith
The ‘hard problem’ of consciousness – of how the physical matter of the brain produces the psychological phenomenon of consciousness – has dogged psychologists and neuroscientists for decades. But what if we’ve been posing the question incorrectly all this time? The psychologist Susan Blackmore discusses five key texts that tackle this quicksilver concept.
In a quest to solve every puzzle imaginable, bestselling author A.J. Jacobs came across a lot of books. Here, he recommends some of his favourites, from logic puzzles to treasure hunts, from codebreaking to the biggest puzzle of them all—why we’re here.