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In terms, analogy (CR:383) (LH:4) (TL:391) refers to []


The following are quotes:

“If in examining the admitted truths in science and philosophy, we find certain general principles appearing throughout a vast range of subjects, and sometimes reappearing in some quite distinct part of human knowledge; and if, on turning to the constitution of the intellect itself, we think we can discern there the reason of this uniformity, in the form of a fundamental law of the ‘rightaction of the intellect, are we to conclude that these various departments of nature in which analogous laws exist, have a real interdependence; or that their relation is only apparent and owing to the necessary conditions of human thought? The only ‘laws of matter’ are those which our minds must fabricate, and the only ‘laws of mind’ are fabricated for it by matter.”
James Maxwell (1854), “Are There Real Analogies in Nature?”, Feb[1]

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  1. Maxwell, James. (1854). “Are There Real Analogies in Nature?”, Apostle’s Club, Cambridge, Feb.
    (b) Purrington, Robert. (1997). Physics in the Nineteenth Century (pg. 29). Rutgers.

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