Analogy and Legal and Moral Reasoning

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Definitions and rules.


Items to be compared

Primary Analogue

Original analogue, to which the secondary analogue is being compared.

Secondary Analogue

The analogue which is being compared to the Primary Analogue.

6 Principles for evaluating arguments from analogy

1) Relevance of similarities 2) Number of similarities 3) Nature and degree of disanalogy 4) Number of primary analogues 5) Diversity among the primary analogues 6) Specificity of the conclusion

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