Analogy

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Abstract

Analogy is a mode of reasoning that is employed in problem solving, logic, science and art. The scheme of analogical reasoning is centred on the detection of similarity or common features across domains. Copi and Cohen (2005), Keynes (1921), Carnap (1980) suggested what analogical reasoning consists of. De Finetti (1938) proposed an alternative treatment of analogy as inference on what is invariant across statistical distributions of distinct event kinds. In problem solving theory, cognitive models of the content and the structural mapping of analogy has been built. Science and art has provided important test beds for models.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlossary of Morphology
Pages29-31
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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NameLECTURE NOTES IN MORPHOGENESIS

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