A Primer on Analogical Reasoning

Systematizing one of our most common forms of argument

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A chapter Mill’s “System of Logic” was part of the inspiration for this post.
This is important work.

“Imagine you were doing a human drug trial and you said to the FDA, ‘OK, I’m going to do this trial in 43-year-old white males in one small town in California,’”

Principals of a good argument from analogy

1. The set of analogies as a whole

2. The individual analogies

3. The individual properties within those analogies

Keeping things logical


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