Language as a Scientific Tool: Shaping Scientific Language Across Time and National Traditions

Author:   Miles MacLeod ,  Rocio G. Sumillera ,  Jan Surman ,  Ekaterina Smirnova
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
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Pages:   230
Publication Date:   15 May 2019
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Author:   Miles MacLeod ,  Rocio G. Sumillera ,  Jan Surman ,  Ekaterina Smirnova
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint:   Routledge
ISBN:  

9780367263928


ISBN 10:   0367263920
Pages:   230
Publication Date:   15 May 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Forthcoming
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1. Introduction Miles MacLeod, Rocio G. Sumillera, Jan Surman and Ekaterina Smirnova 2. Modern Science and the Spirit of Language, Literature and Philology Matthias Doerries Part 1: Language, Rhetoric and History 3. How Language Became a Tool: The Reconceptualisation of Language and the Empirical Turn in Seventeenth-Century Britain Miles MacLeod 4. The Beginnings of Scientific Terminology in Polish: Klos's Algorithmus (1538) and Grzepski's Geometria (1566) Jerzy Biniewicz 5. Language and History in the Context of the Societe des Observateurs de l'Homme (1799-1804) Martin Herrnstadt and Laurens Schlicht 6. Contested Boundaries: How Scientists Deal with Uncertainty and Ambiguity in Language Priya Venkatesan Hays Part 2: The Creation of Scientific Terminology 7. Reading Astrolabes in Medieval Hebrew Josefina Rodriguez Arribas 8. Opyt in the Social Lexicon of Modernity: The Experience/Experiment Dichotomy Ekaterina Smirnova 9. Linguistic Precision and Scientific Accuracy: Searching for the Proper Name of Oxygen in French, Danish and Polish Jan Surman 10. Mathematical Machines: Automating Thinking? Helena Durnova Part 3: Imagining Universal Languages 11. 17th-Century British Projects for a Universal Language and Their Reception in the Augustan Age: The Cases of John Wilkins and Jonathan Swift Rocio G. Sumillera 12. One Second Language for Mankind: The Rise and Decline of the World Auxiliary Language Movement in the Belle Epoque Markus Krajewski 13. Impacts of a Global Language on Science: Are There Disadvantages? Scott L. Montgomery

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Miles MacLeod is Assistant Professor for Philosophy of Science at the University of Twente, The Netherlands. Rocio G. Sumillera is Assistant Professor of English Literature at the University of Valencia. Jan Surman is Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Leibniz Graduate School at the Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe in Marburg. Ekaterina Smirnova is currently affiliated with Sciences Po (Paris) and the STS Center in EUSP.

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