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  • [2014]  Die Analogie: Das Herz des Denkens. Klett-Cotta, 2014 (Hofstadter, Douglas / Sander, Emmanuel)
  • [2013]  Surfaces and Essences: analogy as the fuel and fire of thinking. Basic Books, 2013 (Hofstadter, Douglas / Sander, Emmanuel)
  • [2013]  L'Analogie. Coeur de la pensée. Editions Odile Jacob, 2013 (Hofstadter, Douglas / Sander, Emmanuel)
  • [2012]  Surfaces and Essences: analogy as the fuel and fire of thinking. Basic Books, 2012 [summary] (Hofstadter, Douglas / Sander, Emmanuel)
  • [2007]  I Am a Strange Loop, 2007 [summary]
  • [2006]  What Is It Like to Be a Strange Loop. In: Uriah Kriegel and Kenneth Williford (Eds).Self-Representational Approaches to Consciousness. MIT Press, 2006, pp. 465-516
  • [2001]  Analogy as the Core of Cognition. In: Dedre Gentner, et al. (Eds.), The Analogical Mind: Perspectives from Cognitive Science, 2001
  • [1999]  Gödel Escher Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid. Basic Books, 1999
  • [1996]  Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies: Computer models of the fundamental mechanisms of thought. Basic Books, 1996
  • [1995]  Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies. Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1995
  • [1985]  Metamagical Themas. Basic Books, 1985 [summary]
  • [1980]  Gödel, Escher, Bach. Vintage Books, 1980
  • [1979]  Gödel, Escher, Bach; an eternal golden braid. Harvester Press, 1979

Kairos documents referencing any of the above



[2016]:  Reversing the Anthem of Europe to Signal Distress Transcending crises of governance via reverse music and reverse speech? [Refs]

[2016]:  Unquestioned Bias in Governance from Direction of Reading? Political implications of reading from left-to-right, right-to-left, or top-down [Refs]

[2016]:  Improvisation in Multivocal Poetic Discourse Basque lauburu and bertsolaritza as catalysts of global significance [Refs]

[2016]:  Radical Innovators Beware -- in the arts, sciences and philosophy Terrifying implications of radical new deradicalisation initiative in France [Refs]

[2016]:  Evoking Castalia as Envisaged, Entoned and Embodied -- informed by the bertsolitaria process ? The great game informed by the bertsolaritza cultural process? [Refs]

[2016]:  Existential Challenge of Detecting Todays Big Lie Mysterious black hole conditioning global civilization? [Refs]

[2016]:  Destabilizing Multipolar Society through Binary Decision-making Alternatives to 2-stroke democracy suggested by 4-sided ball games [Refs]

[2015]:  Transcendent Integrity via Dynamic Configuration of Sub-understandings? Interactive orbital animations of world views using data-driven documents (d3.js) [Refs]

[2015]:  Embodying Strategic Self-reference in a World Futures Conference Transcending the wicked problem engendered by projecting negativity elsewhere [Refs]

[2015]:  Radical Localization in a Global Systemic Context Distinguishing normality using playing card suits as a pattern language [Refs]

[2015]:  Coming Out as a Radical -- or Coming In? Risks of cultivating negative capability in a caliphate of normality [Refs]

[2015]:  Radicalisation of Existence and Identity Recognizing the global emergence and influence of daimonic dynamics [Refs]

[2015]:  Marrying Strategic White Holes with Problematic Black Holes Questionable role of officiants in the engagement process and nuptial arrangements [Refs]

[2015]:  Memetic Analogue to the 20 Amino Acids as vital to Psychosocial Life? Number 37 as indicative of fruitful pathways of transformation? [Refs]

[2015]:  Changing Patterns using Transformation Pathways Exploring camp-us inspiration by an alien world view as a metaphor [Refs]

[2015]:  Dying to Live, Living to Die, Lying to Live, and Living a Lie Should American li(v)es be saved at all costs? [Refs]

[2015]:  Correlating a Requisite Diversity of Metaphorical Patterns Entuning the dynamic of cognitive eases and diseases [Refs]

[2015]:  Global Psychosocial Implication in the Pentagramma Mirificum Clues from spherical geometry to getting around and circumnavigating imaginatively [Refs]

[2015]:  Embodying Global Hegemony through a Sustaining Pattern of Discourse Cognitive challenge of dominion over all one surveys [Refs]

[2015]:  Future Conference Organization as a Wicked Problem? Self-referential upgrading of obsolete conference processes inhibiting emergence of integrative knowledge [Refs]

[2015]:  Counteracting Extremes Enabling Normal Flying Insights for global governance from birds on the wing and the dodo [Refs]

[2015]:  Evil Rules: Guidelines for Engaging in Armageddon Now [Refs]

[2015]:  Eliciting Insight from Covert Operations by US Understanding global governance otherwise in response to THEM [Refs]

[2015]:  Enhancing Strategic Discourse Systematically using Climate Metaphors Widespread comprehension of system dynamics in weather patterns as a resource [Refs]

[2014]:  Quantum Wampum Essential to Navigating Ragnarok Thrival in crisis through embodying turbulent flow [Refs]

[2014]:  Representation of Creative Processes through Dynamics in Three Dimensions Global insight from spherical reframing of mandalas, the zodiac and the enneagram [Refs]

[2014]:  Reimagining Tesla's Creativity through Technomimicry Psychosocial empowerment by imagining charged conditions otherwise [Refs]

[2014]:  Embodying a Hypercomplex of Unhygienic Nescience Questionable connectivity enabling apprehension of matters otherwise [Refs]

[2014]:  Systemic Reliance of World Religions on Human Sacrifice Covert use of fatal conflict to ensure vital resource management [Refs]

[2014]:  Imagining Order as Hypercomputing Operating an information engine through meta-analogy [Refs]

[2014]:  Radical Cognitive Mirroring of Globalization Dynamically inning the unquestioningly outed [Refs]

[2014]:  Metascience Enabling Upgrades to the Scientific Process Beyond Science 2.0 in the light of polyhedral metaphors? [Refs]

[2014]:  Implication of the 12 Knights in any Strategic Round Table Each circulating globally in quest of sustainability and immortality [Refs]

[2014]:  Is the World View of a Holy Father Necessarily Full of Holes? Mysterious theological black holes engendering global crises [Refs]

[2014]:  Flowering of Civilization -- Deflowering of Culture Flow as a necessarily complex experiential dynamic [Refs]

[2014]:  Encycling Problematic Wickedness for Potential Humanity Imagining a future Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential [Refs]

[2014]:  Anticipating When Blackbirds Sing Chinese Conversion from tweets to songbites to ensure integrity of communication [Refs]

[2014]:  Life-skill Learning from Animal Shareholders and Collaborators Cognitive opportunity for engaging radically with a complex world in crisis [Refs]

[2014]:  Now as the Ultimate Cognitive Strange Attractor A continuing invitation down the rabbit hole ? [Refs]

[2013]:  Wholth as Sustaining Dynamic of Health and Wealth Cognitive dynamics sustaining the meta-pattern that connects [Refs]

[2013]:  Being a Potential Waveform as an Experiential Choice Emergent dynamic qualities of identity and integrity [Refs]

[2013]:  Encountering Otherness as a Waveform In the light of a wave theory of being [Refs]

[2013]:  Forthcoming Major Revolution in Global Dialogue Challenging new world order of interactive communication [Refs]

[2013]:  Imagining Attractive Global Governance Questioning possibilities and constraints of well-boundedness [Refs]

[2013]:  Would Jesus Now be Prosecuted by US? As a law-breaker -- like Manning, Assange and Snowden -- Yes we can! [Refs]

[2013]:  World Introversion through Paracycling Global potential for living sustainably outside-inside [Refs]

[2013]:  Eliciting a Universe of Meaning Within a global information society of fragmenting knowledge and relationships [Refs]

[2013]:  Reimagining Principles Enabling an Existential Ecostery Engendering out-of-the-box awareness and its transformation [Refs]

[2013]:  Law and Order vs. Lore and Orders? Imagining otherwise the forceful engagement of singularity with plurality [Refs]

[2013]:  Going Nowhere through Not-knowing Where to Go Sustaining the process of autopoiesis through point-making [Refs]

[2013]:  Internyet Nescience Self-referential upgrading of obsolete Internet conference processes inhibiting emergence of integrative knowledge [Refs]

[2013]:  Transforming from Paranoia through Metanoia and Hyponoia?  [Refs]

[2013]:  Psychosocial Implication in Gamma Animation Epimemetics for a Brave New World [Refs]

[2013]:  Potential of Feynman Diagrams for Challenging Psychosocial Relationships? Comprehending the neglect of an unexplored possibility [Refs]

[2013]:  Sensing Epiterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Embedding of extraterrestrials in episystemic dynamics? [Refs]

[2013]:  Metaphors To Die By Correspondences between a collapsing civilization, culture or group, and a dying person [Refs]

[2013]:  Affinity, Diaspora, Identity, Reunification, Return Reimagining possibilities of engaging with place and time [Refs]

[2013]:  Vigorous Application of Derivative Thinking to Derivative Problems Transcending bewailing, hand-wringing and emotional blackmail [Refs]

[2012]:  In Quest of a Dynamic Pattern of Transformations Sensing the strange attractor of an emerging Rosetta Stone [Refs]

[2012]:  Unthought as Cognitive Foundation of Global Civilization Implications of God, debt, overpopulation, waste, negligence, encroachment and death? [Refs]

[2012]:  Swastika as Dynamic Pattern Underlying Psychosocial Power Processes Implicate order of Knight's move game-playing sustaining creativity, exploitation and impunity [Refs]

[2012]:  Imaginative Reconfiguration of a post-Apocalyptic Global Civilization Engaging cognitively with the illusion of the End of the World [Refs]

[2012]:  Eightfold Configuration of Nested Cycles of Cognitive Transformations Meta-pattern of connectivity through a hypersphere? [Refs]

[2012]:  Being a Poem in the Making Engendering a Multiverse through Musing [Refs]

[2012]:  Enactivating Multiversal Community Hearing a pattern of voices in the global wilderness [Refs]

[2012]:  Implication of Indwelling Intelligence in Global Confidence-building Sustaining the construction and dynamic of psychosocial reality through questioning [Refs]

[2012]:  Towards the Dynamic Art of Partial Comprehension [Refs]

[2012]:  Living with Incomprehension and Uncertainty Re-cognizing the varieties of non-comprehension and misunderstanding [Refs]

[2012]:  Configuring the Varieties of Experiential Nothingness  [Refs]

[2012]:  Way Round Cognitive Ground Zero and Pointlessness? Embodying the Geometry of Fundamental Cognitive Dynamics [Refs]

[2012]:  Transforming and Interweaving the Ways of Being Stoned Imagination, Promise, Rocks, Memorials, Petrification [Refs]

[2012]:  Transforming the Art of Conversation Conversing as the transformative science of development [Refs]

[2011]:  Massive Elicitation of Psychosocial Energy Requisite technology for collective enlightenment [Refs]

[2011]:  Implication of Toroidal Transformation of the Crown of Thorns: Design challenge to enable integrative comprehension Design challenge to enable integrative comprehension of global dynamics [Refs]

[2011]:  Global Brane Comprehension Enabling a Higher Dimensional Big Tent? Strategic implication in encompassing nothing and coming to naught [Refs]

[2011]:  Reintegration of a Remaindered World Cognitive recycling of objects of systemic neglect [Refs]

[2011]:  ¿ Higher Education ∞ Meta-education ? Transforming cognitive enabling processes increasingly unfit for purpose [Refs]

[2011]:  Strategic Complexity 8 Attracting Consensus Klein is beautiful 8Sustaining identity in time [Refs]

[2011]:  Iconic Extrajudicial Execution of Jesus through Osama by US? Whither a cyclopean global Pax Americana lacking depth perception? [Refs]

[2011]:  Mapping Paralysis and Tokenism in the Face of Potential Global Disaster Why nobody is about to do anything effective and what one might do about it [Refs]

[2011]:  En-joying the World through En-joying Oneself Eliciting the potential of globalization through cognitive radicalization [Refs]

[2011]:  Embodiment of Change: Comprehension, Traction and Impact? Discovering enabling questions for the future [Refs]

[2010]:  Magic Carpets as Psychoactive Systems Diagrams  [Refs]

[2010]:  Epistemological Panic in the face of Nonduality Does nothing matter? [Refs]

[2010]:  Enabling Governance through the Dynamics of Nature Exemplified by cognitive implication of vortices and helicoidal flow [Refs]

[2010]:  Warp and Weft of Future Governance Ninefold interweaving of incommensurable threads of discourse [Refs]

[2010]:  Cognitive Implications of Lifestyle Diseases of Rich and Poor Transforming personal entanglement with the natural environment [Refs]

[2010]:  Engendering Invagination and Gastrulation of Globalization Reconstructive insights from the sciences and the humanities [Refs]

[2010]:  Tao of Engagement -- Weaponised Violence and Beyond Fibonacci's magic carpet of games to be played for sustainable global governance [Refs]

[2010]:  Designing Global Self-governance for the Future Patterns of dynamic integration of the netherworld [Refs]

[2010]:  System Dynamics, Hypercycles and Psychosocial Self-organization Exploration of Chinese correlative understanding [Refs]

[2009]:  Geometry of Thinking for Sustainable Global Governance Cognitive Implication of Synergetics [Refs]

[2009]:  Conversion of Global Hot Air Emissions to Music Aesthetic transformation and instrumentalization of vaporware [Refs]

[2009]:  Engaging with Globality: through cognitive lines, circlets, crowns or holes  [Refs]

[2009]:  Existential Embodiment of Externalities Radical cognitive engagement with environmental categories and disciplines [Refs]

[2009]:  Remedies to Global Crisis: "Allopathic" or "Homeopathic"? Metaphorical complementarity of conventional and alternative models [Refs]

[2008]:  Engendering the Future through Self-reflexive Group Initiatives [Refs]

[2008]:  In Quest of Optimism Beyond the Edge: through avoidance of the answering process [Refs]

[2007]:  Imagining the Real Challenge and Realizing the Imaginal Pathway of Sustainable Transformation [Refs]

[2007]:  Tuning a Periodic Table of Religions, Epistemologies and Spirituality: including the sciences and other belief systems  [Refs]

[2006]:  Hyperaction through Hypercomprehension and Hyperdrive: necessary complement to hypertext proliferation in hypersociety Necessary complement to proliferation of hypermedia in hypersociety [Refs]

[2004]:  Engaging with Questions of Higher Order: cognitive vigilance required for higher degrees of twistedness [Refs]

[2001]:  Simulating a Global Brain: using networks of international organizations, world problems, strategies, and values [Refs]

[2000]:  And When the Bombing Stops? Territorial conflict as a challenge to mathematicians [Refs]

[1987]:  Governance Through Metaphor [Refs]

[1983]:  Development through Alternation [Refs]

[1982]:  Development as Discontinuous Societal Learning: Cyclic transformation of the global answer economy [Refs]

[1980]:  Liberation of Integration through pattern, oscillation, harmony and embodiment [Refs]