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The Analogical Mind

Holyoak, Keith J. and Thagard, P. (1997) The Analogical Mind. [Journal (Paginated)]

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Abstract

We examine the use of analogy in human thinking from the perspective of a multiconstraint theory, which postulates three basic types of constraints: similarity, structure and purpose. The operation of these constraints is apparent in both laboratory experiments on analogy and in naturalistic settings, including politics, psychotherapy, and scientific research. We sketch how the multiconstraint theory can be implemented in detailed computational simulations of the analogical human mind.

Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
Subjects:Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence
Philosophy > Philosophy of Science
ID Code:658
Deposited By:Thagard, Paul
Deposited On:08 May 1998
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:54

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