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Analogy and Analogical Reasoning

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[Revised entry by Paul Bartha on January 25, 2019. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] An analogy is a comparison between two objects, or systems of objects, that highlights respects in which they are thought to be similar. Analogical reasoning is any type of thinking that relies upon an analogy. An analogical argument is an explicit representation of a form of analogical reasoning that cites accepted similarities between two systems to support the conclusion that some further similarity...

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