Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Analogy: formal parallelism. Intends show that from a similar case, similar conclusions can be drawn.
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Duhem, Pierre
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Analogies I 33
Analogies/Duhem: The bonds of analogy and substitution only have significance in our mind, but we are convinced that they belong to the substances themselves.
A sense of security arises for us when a theory can describe the formulas in advance.
I 169
Analogies/Duhem: For example, the equations by which the dielectric polarization is determined have been discovered on the basis of a theory in which the word light is not even expressed.

Duh I
P. Duhem
Ziel und Struktur der physikalischen Theorien Hamburg 1998

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-28