You are not currently logged in.
Access JSTOR through your library or other institution:
If You Use a Screen ReaderThis content is available through Read Online (Free) program, which relies on page scans. Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.
A Theory of Analogy
Paul Durrenberger and John W. Morrison
Journal of Anthropological Research
Vol. 33, No. 4 (Winter, 1977), pp. 372-387
Published by: The University of Chicago Press
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3629748
Page Count: 16
You can always find the topics here!Topics: Adults, Anthropology, Cognitive anthropology, Ethnoscience, Age, Cultural anthropology, Cross products of vectors, Linguistic anthropology, Social structures, Analogies
Were these topics helpful?See something inaccurate? Let us know!
Select the topics that are inaccurate.
Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.
Preview not available
We discuss the form of analogies and suggest that analogies of the form A:B::C:D are arguments which assert that the relation of A to B is the same as that of C to D. We analyze and formally describe the relations of comparability and opposition in minimal domains. We define and discuss the nature of symmetric and asymmetric features as semantic markers and show the importance of these ideas for the analysis of analogies. Then we indicate some directions for further work and indicate the importance of studying analogies for the study of cognitive systems.
Journal of Anthropological Research © 1977 The University of Chicago Press