Description - Mental Leaps by Keith James Holyoak
Analogy - recalling familiar past situations to deal wtih 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.
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Paul Thagard is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Waterloo, Ontario. He is the author of The Cognitive Science of Science (MIT Press, 2012) and many other books.