A priori analogies and application of concepts

  • Fabián Bernache Maldonado


Do a priori analogies constitute a type of argument distinct from deductive arguments? My aim in this paper is to address this long controversy. I claim that the principles of rational foundation that we use in a priori analogies are essentially the same as those that we use in deductive argumentation. This view is grounded on a general thesis about the relation between our capacity to apply concepts and our intuitive capacity to logically argue. Therefore, at least from a logical point of view, there is no reason to admit that a priori analogies constitute a distinct type of argument. We should not suppose, however, that the use of a priori analogies is dispensable

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BERNACHE MALDONADO, Fabián. A priori analogies and application of concepts. Cogency, [S.l.], v. 13, n. 1, p. 7-34, sep. 2021. ISSN 0719-9430. Available at: <http://cogency.udp.cl/index.php/cogency/article/view/367>. Date accessed: 06 dec. 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.32995/cogency.v13i1.367.