Making Truth: Metaphor in Science

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University of Illinois Press, 2003 - Philosophy - 215 pages
Offers a perspective on how scientists reason about the world, design and interpret experiments and communicate with one another and with the larger society outside science. This book demonstrates the presence and the power of metaphorical thought.

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This book does an excellent job of showing that scientists inevitably employ metaphors to do their work and communicated it to others, and discussing the implications of this for our understanding of ... Read full review

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Theodore L. Brown is Professor Emeritus of Chemistry and Founding Director Emeritus of the Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois. From 1980 to 1986, he served as Vice Chancellor for Research and Dean of the Graduate School there. He is co-author of the best-selling chemistry textbook Chemistry: The Central Science, now in its 11th edition from Prentice-Hall. Besides his scientific research publications, he is also the author of a previous study in the philosophy of science titled Making Truth: Metaphors in Science (2003).

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