RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 35163897 LA English T1 Mental leaps : analogy in creative thought A1 Holyoak, Keith James,, Thagard, Paul., PB MIT Press PP Cambridge, Mass. YR 1996 SN 0262581442 9780262581448 0262082330 9780262082334 AB "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 solving, decision making, explanation, and communication. They present their own theory of analogy, considering its implications for cognitive science in general, and survey examples from many other domains."--Jacket.