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an inference that if things agree in some respects they probably agree in others

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drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity in some respect

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the religious belief that between creature and creator no similarity can be found so great but that the dissimilarity is always greater

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Justice Scalia has himself rejected analogical reasoning as an originalist methodology.
Intelligence, information processing, and analogical reasoning.
A full explanation of the role of analogical reasoning in general, and among originalists in particular, is beyond the scope of this particular Article.
Analogical reasoning has also been associated with professional practice in the information technology field.
After a critical and preparatory survey of the extant work, from chapter 4 onwards Bartha presents his own theory, which he calls the "articulation model of analogical reasoning.
For example, the creation of pretend scenarios requires recognizing and creating relational similarities--the structural mapping that underlies analogical reasoning (Goswami, 1991; Harris, 2000; Lillard, 2001).
On the basis of the principle of systematicity, expert information analysts can identify opportunities of analogical reasoning more easily because they use abstract concepts to organize their knowledge.
This organization is designed with the following goals in mind: 1) allow students to develop the necessary inter-disciplinary communication and research skills to facilitate their design project work; 2) expose students to ideation and design skills that will encourage them to work outside of their comfort zone; 3) practice the analogical reasoning skills that facilitate the successful search for and application of relevant biological concepts.
Among specific topics are technological solutions for measuring and assessing the development of expertise, whether modeling can foster analogical reasoning, discovering and developing agent-based models for artificial life simulations, and designing and developing a performance model based on research studies about learning.
To make use of analogical reasoning in the context of riddles, the Shona reflect on both similarities and differences and discern how relevant they are in arriving at the solution to the riddle in question.
Attfield adopts a well-ordered philosophical approach to a series of important introductory topics including verification, analogical reasoning, realism and anti-realism, and falsification as they relate to the subject of creation.
Section I describes the derivation and nature of incompletely theorized agreements and the role of analogical reasoning.
Pesch includes an excursus on "naming God" that provocatively suggests that Aquinas's analogical reasoning amounts to a sort of higher-order metaphor.
The articles, some of which are based on lectures, include such topics as how the new classical macroeconomics responds to the "Lucas critique," why idealized models in economics have limited use, a response by the late Amos Funkenstein to Nancy Cartright's arguments for the primacy of the notion of capacity, the generalization of evolutionary theory by abstraction, the influence of analogical reasoning, the role of idealizations in physical theory, a systematic proposal for sorting out idealization and abstraction, a case study from China, inferential relations between sentences (yes, the IRS), theory structure, and minimal realism.
Sunstein, "On Analogical Reasoning," Harvard Law Review 106 (January 1993): 741--791; Dennis R.