analogist


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a·nal·o·gist

 (ə-năl′ə-jĭst)
n.
One who makes, looks for, or reasons from analogies.
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Noun1.analogist - someone who looks for analogies or who reasons by analogy
ratiocinator, reasoner - someone who reasons logically
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7) But beneath both denials lies the implication of a possible accord, endorsed in 'Nature' (1836): 'man is an analogist, and studies relations in all objects'.
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The analogist position retailed or constructed by Varro has it that `we will follow those who call us to attend to usage, if it is the correct [`rectam'] sort: for in this too there is analogy [`in eo quoque enim est analogia `d; but if they summon as to attend to corrupt [`depravata'] usage, we will not, unless we have to, any more than we follow bad examples in other matters: for we do follow them, too, against our will, if we are under duress' (IX 18).