|Analogy: 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. |
Pierre Duhem on Analogies - Dictionary of Arguments
Analogies/Duhem: The bonds of analogy and substitution only have significance in our mind, but we are convinced that they belong to the substances themselves.
A sense of security arises for us when a theory can describe the formulas in advance.
Analogies/Duhem: For example, the equations by which the dielectric polarization is determined have been discovered on the basis of a theory in which the word light is not even expressed._____________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 [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
La théorie physique, son objet et sa structure, Paris 1906
Ziel und Struktur der physikalischen Theorien Hamburg 1998