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Fluid Concepts And Creative Analogies: Computer Models Of The Fundamental Mechanisms Of Thought by Douglas R. Hofstadter


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-intelligence researchers will find in this elaborate web of ingenious ideas a deep and challenging new view of mind.

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A lucid, highly readable exploration of the computer models of discovery, creation, and analogical thought developed by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Gödel, Escher, Bach and the Fluid Analogies Research Group. The book features anagram and number puzzles, analogy puzzles involving letter strings or tabletop objects, and fanciful alphabetic styles.

“A remarkable book. At first I said 'too technical and specialized,' but hours later I found I couldn't stop reading…. A marvelous book, illuminating oddities of thought and raising them to profound insights into the nature of human creativity.”–Donald A. Norman, Apple Fellow; Professor Emeritus, University of California, San Diego

Book Details

Author: Douglas R. Hofstad.. Publisher: Basic Books Binding: Hardcover Language: English Pages: 528

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