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The Silences of Science : Gaps and Pauses in the Communication of Science.

Author: Felicity Mellor; Stephen Webster
Publisher: Milton : Taylor and Francis, 2016.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Mellor, Felicity.
Silences of Science : Gaps and Pauses in the Communication of Science.
Milton : Taylor and Francis, ©2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Felicity Mellor; Stephen Webster
ISBN: 9781317055037 1317055039
OCLC Number: 958561002
Notes: Recent experiences in contemplative neuroscience and neurophenomenology.
Description: 1 online resource (319 pages)
Contents: Cover ; Half Title ; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of illustrations; List of contributors; Introduction: The communicative functions of silence in science; Signifying silence; A typology of silence; External, suppressive silences; Internal, suppressive silences; Internal, generative silences; External, generative silences; Epistemological silences; Tuning in to silence; References; Part I: Choosing silence; 1. 'He didn't go round the conference circuit talking about it': Oral histories of Joseph Farman and the ozone hole; Introduction; Recording ozone; Saying nothing. The ozone holeTalking about the ozone hole to the media and politicians; Conclusion; Notes; References; 2. Darwin's silence: An anatomy of quietude; Introduction; The race to the top; A quiet place to work; A good time to publish; Someone to turn to; References; 3. 'Tired with this subject & : Isaac Newton on publishing and the ideal natural philosopher; Introduction; All was light & A new theory of light and colour; Storm and silence; Deliberations; From light to darkness; Some concluding remarks; Postscript; Notes; References. 4. Engineers at the patient's bedside: The case of silence in inter-institutional educational innovationIntroduction; A dynamic and relational perspective on innovation; A case study of innovation in education; Silence as a strategy for facilitating collaboration; References; Part II: Cultures of silence; 5. Talking about secrets: The Hanford nuclear facility and news reporting of silence, 1945-1989; Problematizing Hanford in the; Accounting for the dynamics of silence; Conclusions; Notes; References; 6. Silence and selection: The 'trick cyclist' at the War Office Selection Boards. Speaking up on selectionStrategic and problematic silences at selection boards; Attempts to silence the 'trick cyclist'; Conclusion: was the 'trick cyclist' silenced?; Notes; References; 7. The silenced subject: Oral history and the experience of cancer research; Introduction; A case for subjectivity; 'It wasn't spoken about'; 'The decision has to be yourself'; 'I'll do this one for you'; 'Tell me what it is in English'; 'Neither treatment would let me down'; 'They must know more than they're saying'; Conclusion; Notes; References. 8. Reconstructing ancient thought: The case of Ancient Egyptian mathematicsIntroduction; Survival of evidence; Main sources; Multiplication; Unit fractions; The 2/n table; Translation problems; Modern maths as a yardstick; Greek opinion; Conclusion; Notes; References; 9. Meditations on silence: The (non- )conveying of the experiential in scientific accounts of Buddhist meditation; Putting experience into words; Moon pointing: 'can nots' and 'should nots' of recounting meditation; Meditation under trial: what is not being rendered in words.

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