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Author LinkHofstadter, Douglas R.,1945-
Title LinkSurfaces and essences : analogy as the fuel and fire of thinking / Douglas Hofstadter & Emmanuel Sander.
Variant Title Surfaces & essences
Imprint New York : Basic Books, c2013.
Description xiv, 578 p. :  ill. ;  25 cm.
Type of Material Monograph
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [531]-555) and index.
Contents Contents: Analogy as the core of cognition -- The evocation of words -- The evocation of phrases -- A vast ocean of invisible analogies -- Abstraction and inter-category sliding -- How analogies manipulate us -- How we manipulate analogies -- Na├»ve analogies -- Analogies that shook the world -- Katy and Anna debate the core of cognition.
Summary Shows how analogy-making pervades human thought at all levels, influencing the choice of words and phrases in speech, providing guidance in unfamiliar situations, and giving rise to great acts of imagination.
Subject LinkAnalogy.
LinkReasoning.
Add.Author LinkSander, Emmanuel.

System Number 000662262
ISBN Link9780465018475 (hbk.)
Link0465018475 (hbk.)

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