[SydPhil] Thursday @ 3.00: Analogical Reasoning via Mathematical Models

Kristie Miller kristie_miller at yahoo.com
Fri Aug 25 20:58:50 AEST 2017

Analogical Reasoning via Mathematical Models
Mark Colyvan (University of Sydney)

Abstract: Analogical reasoning is often employed in science, at least in the context of discovery but also in the context of justification. Despite such usage, the status of analogical reasoning is disputed. In this paper I will give a (limited) defence of analogical reasoning, showing how it can be justified (in some cases) by appeal to underlying explanatory structures revealed by appropriate mathematical models.

Thursday 3.00, The Muniment Room.

Associate Professor Kristie Miller
ARC Future Fellow
Joint Director, the Centre for Time
School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry and
The Centre for Time
The University of Sydney
Sydney Australia
Room S212, A 14

kmiller at usyd.edu.au
kristie_miller at yahoo.com
Ph: +612 9036 9663

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