The Analogy Theory of Thinking

Dialectica 46 (2):169-183 (1992)
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The paper deals with a doctrine called the analogy theory of thinking. Its contemporary proponents have been Wilfried Sellars and Peter Geach. The paper is an attempt to give an exact formulation for one answer to the question concerning the relation of thought and speech. That answer is a reduced of Sellar's theory. A semiformal explication of the view is suggested by means of the classical analogy theory and Bochenski's treatment of that theory. It is argued that even if the analogy theory of thinking is subject to serious criticism, it offers us tools for considering some old philosophical problems in a new way

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