TITLE

Mathematical Analogy and Metaphorical Insight

AUTHOR(S)
Zwicky, Jan
PUB. DATE
March 2006
SOURCE
Mathematical Intelligencer;Spring2006, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The article examines the similarities between metaphors and mathematical analogies. Testimonies from poets and mathematicians are provided to support the concept that there is a significant relationship between metaphors and analogies in mathematics. It is proposed that a good metaphor alters the way we see the world because it is not mere linguistic fiction but is in a certain sense true.
ACCESSION #
20810309

 

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