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Douglas R. Hofstadter (b. 1945) American academic, cognitive scientist, author
“Understanding understanding,” Scientific American (Jan 1981)

Frequently misattributed to his most famous book, Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid (1979). Reprinted in his  <i>Metamagical Themas</i>, ch. 1 "On Self-Referential Sentences" (1985).

Added on 20-Jan-11 | Last updated 7-Oct-14
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1 Response to “Understanding understanding,” Scientific American (Jan 1981)

  1. Dave says:

    Thanks to Glen Worthey for noting the correct work by Hofstadter for this quotation.

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