What are neutral analogies?

Some articles on analogies:

Mary Hesse
... Her publication Models and Analogies in Science is a widely cited and accessible introduction to the topic ... Hesse argues, contra Duhem, that models and analogies are integral to understanding scientific practice in general and scientific advancement in particular, especially how the domain ... of gases and models of light based on analogies to sound and water waves ...

Famous quotes containing the words analogies and/or neutral:

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