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

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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.

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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

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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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Published by PENGUIN BOOKS LTD (1998)
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