Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Analogy: formal parallelism. Intends show that from a similar case, similar conclusions can be drawn.
 
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Field, Hartry
 
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Analogies II 16
Reduction / Field: e.g. chemical valence: the concept allows calculating the valences of the molecules from the valence of the elements - valence: is used here as an analogy -> compositionality

Fie I
H. Field
Realism, Mathematics and Modality Oxford New York 1989

Fie II
H. Field
Truth and the Absence of Fact Oxford New York 2001

Fie III
H. Field
Science without numbers Princeton New Jersey 1980


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-03-28