publication . Preprint . Article . Research . 2014

Rhetoric and analogies

enriqueta aragones;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Mar 2014
  • Country: Spain
Abstract
The art of rhetoric may be defined as changing other people's minds (opinions, beliefs) without providing them new information. One technique heavily used by rhetoric employs analogies. Using analogies, one may draw the listener's attention to similarities between cases and to re-organize existing information in a way that highlights certain regularities. In this paper we offer two models of analogies, discuss their theoretical equivalence, and show that finding good analogies is a computationally hard problem. © 2013 University of Venice.
Subjects
free text keywords: rhetoric, analogies, information, similarities, complexity, Analogies, 33 - Economia, Methodology, Case-based reasoning, jel:D7, jel:D8, jel:B40, jel:B41, Rhetoric, Complexity, [SHS.ECO.ECO]Humanities and Social Sciences/Economics and Finance/domain_shs.eco.eco, Economics and Econometrics, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Economics, Case-based reasoning, Epistemology, Equivalence (measure theory), Microeconomics
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publication . Preprint . Article . Research . 2014

Rhetoric and analogies

enriqueta aragones;