Fallacious Analogical Reasoning and the Metaphoric Fallacy to a Deductive Inference (MFDI)

Isonomia (Epistemologica) 5:159-178 (2014)
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Abstract

In this article, we address fallacious analogical reasoning and the Metaphoric Fallacy to a Deductive Inference (MFDI), recently discussed by B. Lightbody and M. Berman (2010). We claim that the authors’ proposal to introduce a new fallacy is only partly justified. We also argue that, in some relevant cases, fallacious analogical reasoning involving metaphors is only affected by the use of quaternio terminorum.

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Claudio Ternullo
Universitat de Barcelona

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