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

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


By (author) Douglas R. Hofstadter

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  • Publisher: BASIC BOOKS
  • Format: Paperback | 528 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 231mm x 28mm | 1,066g
  • Publication date: 22 March 1996
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0465024750
  • ISBN 13: 9780465024759
  • Sales rank: 386,356

Product description

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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Author information

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.

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 Test