Presidential Lecture "Analogy as the Core of Cognition" by Douglas Hofstadter

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Monday, February 6, 2006
07:00 pm –
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Cubberley Auditorium School of Education 485 Lasuen Mall Stanford University

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Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences Professor of Cognitive Science and Director of the Center for Research on Concepts and Cognition Douglas Hofstadter will deliver the second lecture in the 2005-2006 Presidential and Endowed Lectures in the Humanities and Arts series. His lecture is entitled "Analogy as the Core of Cognition." A lecture discussion will take place at the Stanford Humanities Center the following day at 4:00 p.m.

Professor Hofstadter, also an Adjunct Professor Philosophy, Psychology, Comparative Literature, and History and Philosophy of Science, is author of Gödel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid, which has been translated into and published in fifteen languages, including Chinese, Portuguese and Serbian. He has also co-authored The Mind's I: Fantasies and Reflections on Self and Soul, which was selected by American Scientist as one of "100 or so books that shaped a century of science." His research areas include artificial intelligence, philosophy of mind and creativity in translation.

Professor Hofstadter is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the 1980 Pulitzer Prize for Gödel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid. He was also awarded the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, spent at the Computer Science Department at Stanford University.

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