Surfaces and Essences

Surfaces and Essences

Book - 2012
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Shows how analogy-making pervades human thought at all levels, influencing the choice of words and phrases in speech, providing guidance in unfamiliar situations, and giving rise to great acts of imagination.
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2012.
ISBN: 9780465018475
0465018475
Characteristics: 578 p. ; 25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Sander, Emmanuel
Summary: Shows how analogy-making pervades human thought at all levels, influencing the choice of words and phrases in speech, providing guidance in unfamiliar situations, and giving rise to great acts of imagination.

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ShaerysVPL
Jul 25, 2018

Presents a quite compelling case for the fundamental role of analogy in thought.

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sonoraanne
May 28, 2015

Just skimmed. Interesting view of how humans think, but way too much detail for me.

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