Monday, September 16, 2013

Inspiration for this blog - Part 2/2

part 1

The second D.H. is Douglas Hofstadter, and his key inspiring ideas are presented in:

1. Analogy as the core of cognition (2001 essay),
2. Analogy as the core of cognition (2006 Stanford presidential lecture video), and
3. Surfaces and Essences: Analogy as the Fuel and Fire of Thinking (April 2013 book)

All of the above are quite long (for their genre), but still worthwhile reading or watching in full. However, if you are impatient, a one page summary is the last slide of Hofstadter's Stanford presidential lecture:

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