Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies: Computer Models of the Fundamental Mechanisms of Thought

Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies: Computer Models of the Fundamental Mechanisms of Thought

by Douglas R. Hofstadter, Hofstadter
     
 

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"Readers of earlier works by Douglas Hofstadter will find this book a natural extension of his style and his ideas about creativity and analogy; in addition, psychologists, philosophers, and artificial"See more details below

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"Readers of earlier works by Douglas Hofstadter will find this book a natural extension of his style and his ideas about creativity and analogy; in addition, psychologists, philosophers, and artificial"

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Hofstadter (cognitive science, computer science, Indiana U.) challenges conventional computer simulations of reasoning. He discusses the importance of how concepts give rise to generalizations and analogies, and asserts that mental activities are fundamentally parallel. He illustrates these principles with computer models for solving anagram, analogy, and number puzzles. Includes b&w diagrams. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465024759
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
03/28/1996
Pages:
528
Sales rank:
658,026
Product dimensions:
7.28(w) x 9.85(h) x 1.19(d)
Lexile:
1400L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

Douglas R. Hofstadter is College Professor of Cognitive Science and Computer Science at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. His previous books are the Pulitzer Prizewinning Gödel, Escher, Bach; Metamagical Themas, The Mind’s I, Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies, Le Ton Beau de Marot, and Eugene Onegin.

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