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Analogical Mapping by Constraint Satisfaction
A theory of analogical mapping between source and target analogs based upon interacting structural, semantic, and pragmatic constraints is proposed to account for the impact of consistency and similarity on human processing of analogies. Expand
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Induction: Processes of Inference, Learning, and Discovery
An integrated account that treats problem solving and induction in terms of rule-based mental models. Expand
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Explanatory coherence
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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 representationsExpand
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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 fromExpand
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Knowledge in Flux
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Epistemology and cognition
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Modelling Conceptual Revolutions
En reponse a l'article precedent de D. Ross («Conceptual revolutions? How not to naturalize the philosophy of science», in «Dialogue», 35, n°1, 1996, pp. 147-154), l'A. souligne l'utilite des modelesExpand
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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 computationalExpand
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