Comparison as a logical framework for everyday and scientific thinking

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Comparison is one of the basic cognitive structures which a man uses in the process of his understanding of the outer world and himself. The universal character of comparison for both, everyday and scientific thinking becomes apparent due to its four-part pattern with the help of which a man is able to connect myths with reality, known with the unknown and as a result draw unconventional conclusions, advance hypotheses, obtain new knowledge.

L M Malykh

Udmurt State University

Email: udsulingua@yandex.ru
The Department of Romanic Philology, Second Foreign Language and Linguodidactics Institute of Foreign Languages and Literature

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