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Surfaces and essences : analogy as the fuel and fire of thinking /

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. Full description

Main Author: Hofstadter, Douglas R., 1945-
Other Authors: Sander, Emmanuel.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York : BasicBooks, 2013
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 -- Naïve Analogies -- Analogies that Shook the World -- Katy and Anna Debate the Core of Cognition.
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