Graduate studies at Western
PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1982:147 - 165 (1982)
|Abstract||This paper examines the hypothesis that analogies may play a role in the generation of new ideas that are built into new explanatory theories. Methods of theory construction by analogy, by failed analogy, and by modular components from several analogies are discussed. Two different analyses of analogy are contrasted: direct mapping (Mary Hesse) and shared abstraction (Michael Genesereth). The structure of Charles Darwin's theory of natural selection shows various analogical relations. Finally, an "abstraction for selection theories" is shown to be the structure of a number of theories.|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Paul F. A. Bartha (2010). By Parallel Reasoning: The Construction and Evaluation of Analogical Arguments. Oxford University Press.
C. Kenneth Waters (1986). Taking Analogical Inference Seriously: Darwin's Argument From Artificial Selection. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1986:502 - 513.
Henricus A. M. Snelders (1994). Analogieschlüsse in der Chemischen Vergangenheit: Irrwege Und Wegweiser. NTM International Journal of History and Ethics of Natural Sciences, Technology and Medicine 2 (1):65-75.
Peter Achinstein (1964). Models, Analogies, and Theories. Philosophy of Science 31 (4):328-350.
Lindley Darden & Joseph A. Cain (1989). Selection Type Theories. Philosophy of Science 56 (1):106-129.
Mary Hesse (1964). Analogy and Confirmation Theory. Philosophy of Science 31 (4):319-327.
Nancy J. Nersessian (1988). Reasoning From Imagery and Analogy in Scientific Concept Formation. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1988:41 - 47.
Alison Chorley & Trevor Bench-Capon (2005). An Empirical Investigation of Reasoning with Legal Cases Through Theory Construction and Application. Artificial Intelligence and Law 13 (3-4):323-371.
Cameron Shelley (2002). Analogy Counterarguments and the Acceptability of Analogical Hypotheses. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 53 (4):477-496.
Allen MacNeill, TIDAC: Identity, Analogy, and Logical Argument in Science. The Evolution List.
Peter Kroes (1989). Structural Analogies Between Physical Systems. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 40 (2):145-154.
Ralph M. McInerny (1961). The Logic of Analogy. The Hague, Martinus Nijhoff.
Jiri Syrovatka (2000). Analogy and Understanding. Theoria 15 (3):435-450.
Harm Kloosterhuis (2000). Analogy Argumentation in Law: A Dialectical Perspective. [REVIEW] Artificial Intelligence and Law 8 (2-3):173-187.
Daniel C. Krawczyk, Keith J. Holyoak & John E. Hummel (2004). Structural Constraints and Object Similarity in Analogical Mapping and Inference. Thinking and Reasoning 10 (1):85 – 104.
Added to index2011-05-29
Total downloads8 ( #131,939 of 740,021 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #61,960 of 740,021 )
How can I increase my downloads?