Family Resemblance

Family resemblance describes how people who are genetically related tend to have physical and personality similarities. You probably share some of the same physical traits as your parents and siblings along with their personality traits as well. In philosophy, family resemblance is the concept that things that appear to be similar because of one common shared feature may appear to be that way due to many shared similar features that overlap with each other. No one feature may exist in all of the objects. The most common example of philosophical family resemblance is probably games. Think about different types of games- the usage of cards, boards, balls, running, game pieces, etc. For all of the things that are considered games they are many overlapping traits and components but not one single shared trait that defines them all.

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