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Analogy: an analogy is a formal parallelism. It intends to show that from a similar case, similar conclusions can be drawn.
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Hennig Genz on Analogies - Dictionary of Arguments

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Machine/addition/calculator/Genz: the functioning of a machine that adds only positive integers cannot be described by the calculation rules, but is ultimately based on the behavior of particles inside that behave quantum-mechanically. Their behaviour cannot be recorded by the calculation rules.
>Quantum mechanics
, cf. >Rules, >Rule following, >Facts.
Quantum mechanics/calculation/Genz: quantum electrodynamics stands for the calculation possibilities that the universe must have in order to enable simple computation.
>Natural laws.
Analogy/Genz: it could be that highly complicated laws of nature have a surface that corresponds to the keys of the simple calculator. Then it would be impossible to formulate their underlying mathematics.
Analogy/Genz: the mathematics of the real laws of nature is also not already identical to the mathematics accessible to us for logical reasons.
Natural Laws/Genz: it is therefore possible that the laws of nature may have a greater effect than is accessible to us.
Logic/Genz: logic is among other things also a consequence of the laws of nature. It is limited by physics.
>Logic, >Logical possibility, >Metaphysical possibility.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Gz I
H. Genz
Gedankenexperimente Weinheim 1999

Henning Genz
Wie die Naturgesetze Wirklichkeit schaffen. Über Physik und Realität München 2002

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