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Twin-Pan Balance Schema

Twin-Pan Balance Schema

A twin-pan balance schema is a balance schema that involves physical or metaphorical countervailing forces acting on either side of a fulcrum.

Physical

  • Scales
  • See-saws

Metaphorical

  • Argument-as-balance
  • Justice-as-balance
  • Mathematical-equality-as-balance
Page/s: 85–86, 89–90
Source: Johnson 1987

Johnson, Mark. 1987. The body in the mind: The bodily basis of meaning, imagination, and reason. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

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