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Multiple Functions of Analogical Reasoning in Science and Everyday Life

  title={Multiple Functions of Analogical Reasoning in Science and Everyday Life},
  author={Maciej Koszowski},
  journal={Polish Sociological Review},
IntroductionThe importance of analogy in science and everyday life is difficult to overemphasize. Analogical reasoning serves here divergent aims and has many functions, ranging from the conception of ideas and the making of classifications, to solving concrete problem or even being a means of proof. Into the bargain, analogy also finds applications in literature, poetry and humor, which only makes its ubiquity all the more conspicuous.In this paper, I will try to sketch aims and functions… 

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