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- n. An argument from cause to effect; an a priori argument.
- n. investigation of things by the analogy they bear to each other
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. an argument from the cause to the effect; an a priori argument.
- n. Investigation of things by the analogy they bear to each other.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In logic, an argument from the cause to the effect; an a priori argument.
- n. Investigation of things by their analogies; reasoning from analogy.
- n. In medicine, diagnosis by analogy.
Under "analogism", all beings are different, disparate and separate.
That last example of course occurrs in some other context but can, by way of analogism, easily be transferred on some other, more abstract, level, which is a thing that is always nice to be playing with.
His theory is that there are four ways in which various cultures portray reality in paintings, sculpture and other objects: animism, totemism, analogism and naturalism.
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