Surfaces and Essences

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Surfaces and Essences

Analogy as the Fuel and Fire of Thinking

By Douglas Hofstadter; Emmanuel Sander

Basic Books (AZ), Hardcover, 9780465018475, 578pp.

Publication Date: April 23, 2013


In a major new work from the author of Gödel, Escher, Bach and I Am a Strange Loop, two leading scholars argue that analogy is the basis for all human thoughts.

About the Author
Douglas Hofstadter is Distinguished College of Arts and Sciences Professor of Cognitive Science and Comparative Literature at Indiana University. His previous books include "Godel, Escher, Bach" (which won the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction in 1980) and "Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies."

Emmanuel Sander is Professor of Cognitive and Developmental Psychology at the University of Paris (Saint-Denis), specializing in the study of analogy-making and categorization and their connections to education. Among his previous works is the book "Analogy, from the Naive to the Creative."

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