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    Surfaces and Essences: Analogy as the Fuel and Fire of Thinking by Douglas Hofstadter and Emmanuel Sander


    by SmartShoot

    Analogy is the core of all thinking. This is the simple but unorthodox premise that Pulitzer Prize-winning author Douglas Hofstadter and French psychologist Emmanuel Sander defend in their new work, SURFACES AND ESSENCES: Analogy as the Fuel and Fire of Thinking. Working from the simplest forms to infinitely complex constructions, they show how analogies are the tools our brains use to interpret and master daily life. Far from happening at rare intervals, analogy-making occurs at all moments, defining thinking from top to toe, from the tiniest and most fleeting thoughts to the most creative scientific insights. Putting forth a radical and deeply surprising new vision of the act of thinking, SURFACES AND ESSENCES will transform how we think about language, the mind, and intelligence.Distributed by