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Against Analogy

Why Analogical Arguments in Support of Workplace Democracy Must Necessarily Fail

Roberto Frega

. Yet demonstrating this link requires additional argumentative steps that are far from being straightforward. Arguments by analogy, on the contrary, provide a simple, elegant, and straightforward connection between political democracy and workplace

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Performance and Life Analogies in Shakespeare Novels for Young Readers

Marga Munkelt

The article uses performance and life analogies in ten novels for juvenile readers to investigate the young protagonists' quest for identity or orientation. Through their experiences in the theatre and as Shakespeare's colleagues, apprentices, or friends, the young people find out who they are and who they might be or should become. The narratives suggest that, not only as stage-actors but also as life-performers, they relive experiences that can be ascribed also to Shakespeare himself. As seen with their eyes, this Shakespeare is de-bardolatrised and de-mythologised when the life-and-theatre analogies he shares with them are extended to his working methods as a poet and playwright.

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Other Times, Other Worlds

Archaeology, Ritual, and Religion

Marc Verhoeven

This article is an introduction to the emerging sub-discipline of the archaeology of ritual and religion. It addresses the question of how archaeologists can approach these fields: what are the challenges and opportunities? Using theory and methodology, ritual and religion are explored in the archaeological record by means of so-called framing, and an interpretation is attempted through analogy and 'ethos'. Selected Neolithic sites from the Near East that have yielded rich and important data regarding ritual and religion serve as examples.

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Coalition as a counterpoint to the intersectional critique of The Second Sex

Emma McNicol

.” 5 Belle argues that, by drawing analogies between gender-based oppression and racial, anti-Semitic and working-class oppression, the ‘woman’ Beauvoir has in mind is clearly not Black, Jewish, indigenous (colonized) or proletarian. In as much as

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A School of Thought in Christian Anthropology

A discussion on ontology, religion, and the limits of secularity

Jon Bialecki and Eloise Meneses

: para. 17 ). Recently you have proposed an analogy to different “operating systems,” that is, programs that are built on such different platforms that they cannot communicate directly with one another ( Bialecki 2022 ). I can easily find resonances with

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Poesis, God, and the Connectedness of All Beings

J. G. Herder's Comparative Method

Tanvi Solanki

In recent years, historical analogies have become a controversial tool when comparing past events to unprecedented and unrepresentable acts of cruelty in the present, either to emphasize the degree to which the latter are an abuse of human rights

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Film, Art, and the Third Culture

A Response

Murray Smith

analogy with dreaming, and relatedly to vision in early development, when our motor skills and autonomy are limited. He writes: “Perhaps, it is no coincidence that some of the most vivid fictional experiences we entertain, as those occurring during dreams

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Anti-Racism and Existential Philosophy

An interview with Kathryn Sophia Belle

Kathryn Sophia Belle and Edward O'Byrn

(2003): 55-67, https://doi.org/10.3167/135715503781800213. 2010 (Convergences) “Sartre, Beauvoir, and the Race/Gender Analogy: A Case for Black Feminist Philosophy” in Convergences: Black Feminism and Continental Philosophy , pages 35-51. Eds. Maria

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Response to my critics

Ellen Hertz

briefly below. I wish, however, to maintain the general thrust of my argument, and even to double down. With my title, I make an analogy between CSR and the confidence trick played by street operators who move pennies quickly between plastic cups and ask

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Towards an Immortal Political Body

The State Machine in Eighteenth-Century English Political Discourse

Pasi Ihalainen

The importance of bodily and mechanical analogies in everyday political argumentation has been seldom discussed in the academic literature. This article is based on a contextual analysis of the uses of bodily and mechanical analogies in parliamentary and public debates in eighteenth-century England, as they can be retrieved from full-text databases of printed literature. The author demonstrates the continuous use of bodily analogies for much of the century particularly in defence of traditional conceptions of a unified political community. The article considers the expanding use of mechanical analogies as well, tracing their evolution in political debates and the effect of the American and French revolutions in their usage.