John Mcreery (jlm@TWICS.COM)
Wed, 20 Apr 1994 10:11:04 JST

With reference to Nancy Bowles remark that, "I realize you
don't want to replace one sort of analogy with another (androcentric with
feminist). But, I wonder if you will ever get out of the bind of analogy."
Suppose (as certain "postmodern" critiques suggest, and I myself tend to
agree) that analogies are ALL we have to think with. Wouldn't it then be the
case that what we need to do is bag the discussion of analogy vs. truth and
focus instead on how to choose better analogies? Which, of course, implies
learning how to evaluate analogies: an area where explicit criteria are still
largey lacking.

Just a thought.

"Making Symbols is My Business"--John McCreery (JLM@TWICS.COM)