A Unitary Schema for Arguments by Analogy

Lilian Bermejo-Luque


Following a Toulmian account of argument analysis and evaluation, I offer a general unitary schema for, so called, deductive and inductive types of analogical arguments. This schema is able to explain why certain analogical arguments can be said to be deductive, and yet, also defeasible.


analogies; analogical argumentation; argument analysis; argument evaluation; deductive analogical argumentation; inductive analogical argumentation; linguistic-pragmatic normative models of argumentation; Toulmin’s model of argument

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22329/il.v32i1.3332

ISSN: 0824-2577