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Analogical Mapping by Constraint Satisfaction
TLDR
A theory of analogical mapping between source and target analogs based upon interacting structural, semantic, and pragmatic constraints is proposed here and is able to account for empirical findings regarding the impact of consistency and similarity on human processing of analogies.
Induction: Processes of Inference, Learning, and Discovery
TLDR
Induction is the first major effort to bring the ideas of several disciplines to bear on a subject that has been a topic of investigation since the time of Socrates and is included in the Computational Models of Cognition and Perception Series.
Coherence in Thought and Action
This book is an essay on how people make sense of each other and the world they live in. Making sense is the activity of fitting something puzzling into a coherent pattern of mental representations
Explanatory coherence
Explanatory coherence
  • P. Thagard
  • Philosophy
    Behavioral and Brain Sciences
  • 1 September 1989
Abstract This target article presents a new computational theory of explanatory coherence that applies to the acceptance and rejection of scientific hypotheses as well as to reasoning in everyday
Mental Leaps: Analogy in Creative Thought
Part 1 First steps: a bird's backyard analogic from Socrates to Velcro and Vietnam indirect communication ripples in the air creative connections overview. Part 2 Breaking loose: funes in chains from
Computational Philosophy of Science
By applying research in artificial intelligence to problems in the philosophy of science, Paul Thagard develops an exciting new approach to the study of scientific reasoning. He uses computational
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