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Title Rhetoric and the Early Royal Society : a sourcebook / edited by Tina Skouen and Ryan J. Stark
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Scholarly Communication ; Volume 3
Scholarly communication ; volume 3
Contents Rhetoric and the Early Royal Society:A Sourcebook; Copyright; Contents; List of Figures; Notes on Contributors; Sources; Introduction; PART 1: Theoretical Perspectives; 1 Totius in verba: Rhetoric and Authority in the Early Royal Society; 2 Rhetoric in the Early Royal Society; 3 Language Reform in the Late Seventeenth Century; 4 Argument and 17th-Century Science: A Rhetorical Analysis with Sociological Implications; PART 2: Case Studies; 5 Invitation and Engagement: Ideology and Wilkins's Philosophical Language
6 "The Spirit of Invention": Hooke's Poetics for a New Science in An Attempt to Prove the Motion of the Earth by Observation7 The Looking Glass of Facts: Collecting, Rhetoric and Citing the Self in the Experimental Natural Philosophy of Robert Boyle; 8 Science versus Rhetoric?: Sprat's History of the Royal Society Reconsidered; Further Reading; Index
Summary This volume is a sourcebook for those interested in how the experimentalists of the seventeenth century profoundly shaped modern scholarly communication
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Royal Society (Great Britain) -- History.
English language -- 18th century -- Rhetoric.
English language -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- Rhetoric.
English philology.
Literature and science -- Great Britain -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Skouen, Tina, editor
Stark, Ryan J., editor
ISBN 1322348863
9004283706 (electronic bk.)
9789004283701 (electronic bk.)