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Medical analogies: Why and How?

Thagard, P. (1997) Medical analogies: Why and How? [Conference Paper]

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Abstract

This paper describes the purposes served by medical analogies (why they are used) and the different cognitive processes that support those purposes (how they are used). Historical and contemporary examples illustrate the theoretical, experimental, diagnostic, therapeutic, technological, and educational value of medical analogies. Four models of analogical transfer illuminate how analogies are used in these cases.

Item Type:Conference Paper
Subjects:Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence
Philosophy > Philosophy of Science
ID Code:675
Deposited By:Thagard, Paul
Deposited On:07 Jun 1998
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:54

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