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Novelties in the Heavens

Rhetoric and Science in the Copernican Controversy

Novelties in the Heavens( )
Author: Moss, Jean Dietz
Series title:Chicago Lectures in Mathematics Ser.
ISBN:978-0-226-54235-5
Publication Date:Jan 1993
Publisher:University of Chicago Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $69.00
Book Description:

In this fascinating work, Jean Dietz Moss shows how the scientific revolution begun by Copernicus brought about another revolution as well--one in which rhetoric, previously used simply to explain scientific thought, became a tool for persuading a skeptical public of the superiority of the Copernican system. Moss describes the nature of dialectical and rhetorical discourse in the period of the Copernican debate to shed new light on the argumentative strategies used by...
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Book Details
Pages:368
Detailed Subjects: Science / Astronomy
Biography & Autobiography / Science & Technology
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):15.24 x 22.86 x 2.286 cm
Book Weight:0.494 Kilograms



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