Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies: Computer Models Of The Fundamental Mechanisms Of Thought

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Basic Books, Mar 22, 1996 - Psychology - 528 pages
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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FLUID CONCEPTS AND CREATIVE ANALOGIES: Computer Models of Mental Fluidity and Creativity

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Artificial intelligence expert Hofstadter (Gîdel, Escher, Bach, not reviewed, etc.) challenges conventional computer simulations of reasoning. These simulations don't begin to match the richness and ... Read full review

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Four-fifths of this book is an incisive and convincing takedown of some current trends in the field that used to be called 'AI.' Hofstadter's specialty and bias is toward 'microdomains,' wherein he ... Read full review

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About the author (1996)

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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