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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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From a pedagogical perspective, then, the key to producing useful analogies in order to foster quick learning of one domain (target) based on existing knowledge from another (base) is the ability to (a) demonstrate a wide variety of relational commonalities between the two domains and (b) identify relationships built on higher-order predicates (systematicity principle).
Chapter 8, 'The Semantics of Proportionality: Concept Formation and Judgment', focuses on how Analogies of Proportionality satisfy the secundum quid diversa condition.
While analogies have always been used in political rhetoric, there has been an arguable increase in the use of historical analogies.
Analogies are also known by scientists to be partial, that is, they do not map exactly on to the target.
The psychological analogies of Augustine, Aquinas, and the early Lonergan provide successive developments of the analogy from nature, culminating in Lonergan's understanding in terms of interiorly differentiated consciousness; and a different analogy (suggested by Lonergan late in his life) begins with the supernatural state of being in love in an unqualified fashion; this analogy supplies a second psychological analogy, one developed from religiously differentiated consciousness.
With a wisdom and humor ranging from random analogies of life to sheep shearing advice and worldly acceptance, Marking The Land contributes a wide range of Aussie excerpts taken from advertisements, newspapers, songs, books, colleagues and friends of the authors.
People make analogies all the time--we reason by analogy," says a Harvard Law School professor.
Formal analogies require reconsideration of the pictures' content.
The absurdity lies in Robert Brennan's attempt to draw analogies between important issues of then and now, while ignoring the important differences between the two ``George Ws.
Record, a writer with extensive Capitol Hill and academic experience and affiliation with the military, had three objectives for this book: (1) identify and assess policy lessons the national political-military leadership has drawn from Munich and Vietnam, (2) trace the influence of those lessons in selected instances of use of force since 1945, and (3) assess the usefulness of the Munich and Vietnam analogies and, more generally, the value of reasoning by historical analogy.
Such analogies can "help clarify the circumstances confronting decision makers, shed light on the stakes involved, and point to courses of action" (p.
Then drawing from the political science literature on historical analogies, I "map" the similarities and differences between the events to which the analogy makes reference as well as the similarities and differences between the two organizations themselves.
With many of the same themes and characters making headlines in 2004 as 30 years ago (down to the central muckraking role of investigative reporter Seymour Hersh, who helped expose both Abu Ghraib and the My Lai massacre, and who was targeted for possible federal prosecution in 1975 by none other than Dick Cheney), the temptation to make analogies to Richard Nixon has become irresistible--even among Supreme Court justices.
Through the use of poetry--eleven poems cited, excluding Scripture--his own vivid metaphors, many cogent analogies and the New Testament device of a thrice-repeated teaching suggestive of authority and finality, Sheen appeals both to the reader's mind and affections.