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Surfaces and Essences: Analogy as the Fuel and Fire of Thinking

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2013

    A deep, well-conceived, deceptively simple exploration of the wo

    A deep, well-conceived, deceptively simple exploration of the workings of the human mind. As well as, I think, an outline of where AI research and development needs to concentrate its efforts...Ignore the detractors, there isn't a misplaced or redundant word, thought, or concept in this book. Highly recommended!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2014

    I loved reading this book very much. It is original in many ways

    I loved reading this book very much. It is original in many ways. Two authors of different tongues (French and English) compose a book which
    I read in German. The authors wrote the book in a very careful way, scientifically precise and I could see that they enjoyed composing it. They themselves inserted here and there examples of analogies by their own. It was fun to detect them. I was interested in chapter 5 how analogies manipulate us. I found out that politicians and managers (people of influence) make use of analogies in order to narrow down our thinking (black and white thinking). Thus we are occupied by their analogies which are not valid in this context and whose only purpose is to detract us from a matter. That's why I prefer to come to the point. Now I learn from this book that we cannot help thinking in analogies.Anyway: I have deep respect of the profound knowledge of these two authors.

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    Posted June 13, 2014

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