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Review: The Act of CreationUser Review - Frank - Goodreads
Book 1: Convincing, well developed answers to important questions previously only vaguely intuited. Book 2: Science is outdated, sometimes egregiously wrong, but there are also important insights. A leitmotif is the concept of encapsulation. He also anticipates Minsky's agent model. Read full review
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Review: The Act of CreationUser Review - Leslie - Goodreads
Great treatise on scientific and artistic creativity, and their overlaps. Amazingly, still very relevant today! Read full review
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