An argument from analogy is a form of inductive argument that takes perceived similarities between two or more things as the basis to infer a further similarity. This type of argumentation is fundamental both to philosophical and scientific reasoning and to everyday communication, because it is basic to human thinking as such. In his research into argumentation by analogy, André Juthe employs a theoretical framework knows as the pragma-dialectical theory of argumentation, carrying out a systematic analytical study of the analogical argument scheme. He proposes improved methods of interpretation, reconstruction, and evaluation of argumentation by analogy, and also aims to provide a general framework for argumentation that explains the concepts of validity and inference in a unified way.
L.J.A. Juthe: Argumentation by Analogy. A Systematic Analytical Study of an Argument Scheme.
Prof. F.H. van Eemeren
Dr B.J. Garssen
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