Categories and Analogies

Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 197)


I want to pursue the following claims:
  • The way we categorize helps explain the way we recognize a statement as an analogy.

  • Conversely, the way we recognize a statement as an analogy illuminates the way we categorize.

  • Analogies exist because of the way we categorize.


Mental Model Category Structure Conceptual System Analogical Connection Banana Peel 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dept. of EnglishUniversity of ChicagoUSA

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