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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Gribbin, J.
 
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Analogies Gr III 99
Analogy/Physics/Thermodynamics/Electrodynamics/Gribbin: Kelvin discovered that the heat flux through solid bodies and the local pattern of electrical forces are mathematically analogous. - But that does not mean that electricity was "like heat". The analogies are purely mathematical.
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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-03-30