Questions for GEB Unit XX

Mårten Stenius URL:

Page and figure references are from the English Penguin Books edition, unless otherwise noted.

"Sloth Canon" and "Strange Loops, Or Tangled Hierarchies"

Is there any deeper connection between the dialogue and the chapter?

At pp. 708-709, Hofstadter says that we might need a "higher level" than our minds to understand consciousness (intelligence?). But would this make it impossible for us to implement intelligent (conscious?) programs?