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Persuading science : the art of scientific rhetoric

Author: Marcello Pera; William R Shea
Publisher: Canton, MA : Science History Publications, USA, 1991.
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Persuading science.
Canton, MA : Science History Publications, USA, 1991
(OCoLC)644289439
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marcello Pera; William R Shea
ISBN: 0881350710 9780881350715
OCLC Number: 23216092
Description: xi, 212 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Science and persuasion. Persuasion / Philip Kitcher --
The role and value of rhetoric in science / Marcello Pera --
Rhetoric and theory choice in science / Ernan McMullin --
Mnemonical loci and natural loci / Paolo Rossi --
On deciding what to believe and how to talk about nature / Dudley Shapere --
Rhetoric in action. Galileo and Newton : different rhetorical strategies / Richard S. Westfall --
Descartes and the art of persuasion / William R. Shea --
The person-centered rhetoric of seventeenth-century science / Peter Machamer --
The rhetoric of certainty : Newton's method in science and in the interpretation of the Apocalypse / Maurizio Mamiani --
Quanta, relativity, and rhetoric / Gerald Holton.
Responsibility: Marcello Pera and William R. Shea, editors.

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