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Offers the first systematic approach to the study of argument by analogy, from both theoretical and applied perspectives
Includes contributions from renowned experts, offering international perspectives, including Frans van Eemeren, Doug Watson and Damiano Canale
An indispensable tool for studying argument by analogy Provides important insights into the development of some of the most relevant argumentation theories
The present volume assembles a relevant set of studies of argument by analogy, which address this topic in a systematic fashion, either from an essentially theoretical perspective, or from the perspective of it being applied to different fields like politics, linguistics, literature, law, medicine, science in general, and philosophy. All result from original research conducted by their authors for this publication. Thus, broadly speaking, this is an exception which we find worthy of occupying a special place in the sphere of the bibliography on the argument by analogy. In effect, most of the contexts of the publications on this topic focus on specific areas, for example everyday discourse, science or law theory, while underestimating or sometimes even ignoring other interdisciplinary scopes, as is the case of literature, medicine or philosophy. The idiosyncrasy of this volume is that the reader and the researcher may follow the development of different theoretical outlooks on argument by analogy, while measuring the scope of its (greater or lesser) application to the aforementioned areas as a whole.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Analogia legis and analogia juris - Analogical argumentation in text genres - Analogical knowledge - Analogical reasoning and extensive interpretation - Analogical reasoning in clinical practice - Analogical reasoning with metaphors - Analogies and definitions - Analogies in scientific explanations - Argument By Analogy - Argumentation schemes for argument from analogy - Challenging arguments from analogy - Classical fables as arguments - Classification of arguments by analogy - Comparative argument in TV election specials - How to make figures talk - Moral analogical argumentation - Stereotypical argumentative patterns