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Analogies in G. K. Gilbert’s philosophy of science

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DAVID B. KITTS
DAVID B. KITTS
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Published:
January 01, 1980

An examination of G. K. Gilbert’s methodological works leaves some doubt as to the role he meant to assign to analogies in the quest for geological knowledge. The drawing of analogies can have only limited utility in a historical discipline, such as geology, in which it is supposed that each phenomenon encountered is assignable, at least in principle, to a kind of phenomenon identified by an extant physical theory.

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GSA Special Papers

The Scientific Ideas of G. K. Gilbert

Ellis L. Yochelson
Ellis L. Yochelson
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Geological Society of America
Volume
183
ISBN print:
9780813721835
Publication date:
January 01, 1980

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