Systematic Approaches to Argument by Analogy

  • Henrique Jales Ribeiro

Part of the Argumentation Library book series (ARGA, volume 25)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Henrique Jales Ribeiro
    Pages 1-19
  3. Theoretical Approaches to Argument by Analogy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Douglas N. Walton
      Pages 23-40
    3. Frans H. van Eemeren, Bart Garssen
      Pages 41-56
    4. Lilian Bermejo-Luque
      Pages 57-71
    5. Fabrizio Macagno
      Pages 73-89
    6. Jan Albert van Laar
      Pages 91-107
  4. Applied Approaches to Argument by Analogy

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 291-295

About this book


The present volume assembles a relevant set of studies of argument by analogy, which address this topic in a systematic fashion, either from an essentially theoretical perspective, or from the perspective of it being applied to different fields like politics, linguistics, literature, law, medicine, science in general, and philosophy. All result from original research conducted by their authors for this publication. Thus, broadly speaking, this is an exception which we find worthy of occupying a special place in the sphere of the bibliography on the argument by analogy. In effect, most of the contexts of the publications on this topic focus on specific areas, for example everyday discourse, science or law theory, while underestimating or sometimes even ignoring other interdisciplinary scopes, as is the case of literature, medicine or philosophy. The idiosyncrasy of this volume is that the reader and the researcher may follow the development of different theoretical outlooks on argument by analogy, while measuring the scope of its (greater or lesser) application to the aforementioned areas as a whole.


Analogia legis and analogia juris Analogical argumentation in text genres Analogical knowledge Analogical reasoning and extensive interpretation Analogical reasoning in clinical practice Analogical reasoning with metaphors Analogies and definitions Analogies in scientific explanations Argument By Analogy Argumentation schemes for argument from analogy Challenging arguments from analogy Classical fables as arguments Classification of arguments by analogy Comparative argument in TV election specials How to make figures talk Moral analogical argumentation Stereotypical argumentative patterns

Editors and affiliations

  • Henrique Jales Ribeiro
    • 1
  1. 1.Philosophy, Communication and InformationUniversity of CoimbraCoimbraPortugal

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