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Analogy and Communication

Facultad Filosofía y Letras (School of Philosophy and Literature), Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (Autonomous Metropolitan University, UAM), Mexico City 04510, Mexico
Philosophies 2019, 4(2), 31;
Received: 31 December 2018 / Revised: 15 April 2019 / Accepted: 17 April 2019 / Published: 5 June 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Philosophies on Analogy)
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Analogy makes possible the dialogue between people. This dialogue, at the intercultural level and from distinct ontological comprehensions of life, cannot be achieved from a univocal pretension of meaning. Analogy permits, especially at the rhetoric level of Political Philosophy, an adequate interpretation of such complex concepts as people, state or rights. A semantics of these concepts by similarity allows us to advance in the process towards a better interpretation of the other interlocutor’s expression though never reaching identity. View Full-Text
Keywords: analogy; communication; dialogue analogy; communication; dialogue

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