Analogy in science: Where do we go from here?

  title={Analogy in science: Where do we go from here?},
  author={Joseph P. Little},
  journal={Rhetoric Society Quarterly},
  pages={69 - 92}
  • J. Little
  • Published 1 January 2000
  • Psychology
  • Rhetoric Society Quarterly
Abstract Rhetoric of science has come a long way in understanding the role of analogy in scientific language and thought. Further progress is hindered, however, by the analytic and methodological limitations native to classical rhetoric. Accordingly, I turn to cognitive psychology for an adequate theory of analogy through which to remedy this stalled research program. Using Dedre Gentner's Structure Mapping theory of analogy, I investigate the role of the Saturnian analogy in Hantaro Nagaoka ‘s… 

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