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Gentner, D. (1998). Analogy. In W. Bechtel & G. Graham (Eds.), A companion to cognitive science (pp. 107-113). Oxford: Blackwell. Analogy DEDRE CENTNER Analogies are partial similarities between different situations that support further inferences.

Argument by Analogy

Argument by Analogy A. JUTHE Department of Philsophy, University of Uppsala Nils ArpisVa ¨ g4, 74732 Alunda, Sweden E-mail: juthe@privat.utfors.se ABSTRACT: In this essay I characterize arguments by analogy, which have an impor-tantrolebothin philosophical and everyday reasoning.


Have students work in small groups to solve the Analogies and write the analogy in the box in the middle of page of each Handout. Go over the solutions with the class.


ANALOGIES Illustrative Analogies Illustrative analogies are not arguments for any conclusion. Their sole purpose is to use a familiar thing as an analogy to help understand an unfamiliar concept or theory.

The shift from metaphor to analogy in Western science

Gentner, D., Jeziorski, M. (1993). The shift from metaphor to analogy in western science. In A. Ortony (Ed.), Metaphor and Thought (2nd ed) (pp. 447-480) .

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CELL ANALOGIES COLLAGE Overview Often it’s easier to understand something if you compare it to something else. This is the idea behind an analogy.

Design, Analogy, and Creativity

AI IN DESIGN Design, Analogy, and Creativity Ashok K. Goel, Georgia Institute of Technology T HATDESIGN CAN BE ROUTINE, innovative, orcreative, has become a standard cliche among researchers building AI theories of design.

Morphological Analogy: Onlya Beginning

Morphological Analogy: Onlya Beginning John Goldsmith University of Chicago CNRS/MoDyCo Project All reasoning is search and casting about, and requires pains and application.

The Use of Analogy in Teaching and Learning Physics

The Use of Analogy in Physics Learning and Instruction Noah Podolefsky University of Colorado Comprehensive Exam II Abstract Analogies are used in the practice of physics as well as for learning and instruction.


The Genes/Culture Analogy A second area in which biological genetics and human linguistic and cultural phenomena have been considered together is human sociobiology.