Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies

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

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

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  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 187.96 x 231.14 x 27.94mm | 1,065.94g
  • The Perseus Books Group
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0465024750
  • 9780465024759
  • 465,056

About Douglas R. Hofstadter

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

Table of contents

* Prologue: The Why, the When, the Where, and the Who of This Book * To Seek Whence Cometh a Sequence Douglas Hofstadter * The Architecture of Jumbo Douglas Hofstadter * Numbo: A Study in Cognition and Recognition Daniel Defays * High-level Perception, Representation, and Analogy: A Critique of Artificial-intelligence Methodology David Chalmers, Robert French, and Douglas Hofstadter * The Copycat Project: A Model of Mental Fluidity and Analogy-making Douglas Hofstadter and Melanie Mitchell * Perspectives on Copycat: Comparisons with Recent Work Melanie Mitchell and Douglas Hofstadter * Prolegomena to Any Future Metacat Douglas Hofstadter * Tabletop, BattleOp, Ob-Platte, Potelbat, Belpatto, Platobet Douglas Hofstadter and Robert French * The Emergent Personality of Tabletop, a Perception-based Model of Analogy-making Douglas Hofstadter and Robert French * Letter Spirit: Esthetic Perception and Creative Play in the Rich Microcosm of the Roman Alphabet Douglas Hofstadter and Gary McGraw * Epilogue: On Computers, Creativity, Credit, Brain Mechanisms, and the Turing Testshow more