Since I first read ‘Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid’, I’ve been a fan of Douglas R. Hofstadter’s work. This work is a must-read for anyone interested in the philosophy of mind. It touches upon many themes like logic, paradoxes, music, art, computers and thinking which makes the book appealing to a wide audience and is the reason why I picked it up in the first place. Later I also read ‘The Mind’s I: Fantasies and Reflections on Self and Soul’ which he co-authored with Daniel C. Dennet. And a few months ago I got myself the book ‘I Am a Strange Loop’.
I knew there existed a movie called ‘Victim of the Brain’ created by the Dutch director Piet Hoenderdos about the ideas of Hofstadter but I couldn’t find a copy anywhere. Until yesterday that is when I discovered that somebody uploaded it. Enjoy!