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Mental leaps : analogy in creative thought

Author: Keith James Holyoak; Paul Thagard
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 1996, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st MIT Press pbk. edView all editions and formats
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"Analogy - recalling familiar past situations to deal with novel ones - can provide invaluable creative insights, but it can also lead to dangerous errors. In Mental Leaps, two leading cognitive scientists show how analogy works and how it can be used most effectively. Keith Holyoak and Paul Thagard provide a unified, comprehensive account of the diverse operations and applications of analogy, including problem  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Keith James Holyoak; Paul Thagard
ISBN: 0262581442 9780262581448 0262082330 9780262082334
OCLC Number: 35163897
Notes: "A Bradford book."
Description: xiii, 320 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgments --
1. First Steps --
2. Breaking Loose --
3. The Analogical Ape --
4. The Analogical Child --
5. The Construction of Similarity --
6. What Is to Be Done? --
7. Wondering Why --
8. The Analogical Scientist --
9. The Web of Culture --
10. The Analogical Computer --
Notes --
References --
Index.
Responsibility: Keith J. Holyoak and Paul Thagard.

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At once a contribution to the continuing scholarly debate on the nature of analogy and an accessible interdisciplinary overview for the general reader of this central process of thinking and Read more...

 
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