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Making truth : metaphor in science

Author: Theodore L Brown
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"How does science work? Making Truth: Metaphor in Science provides a new perspective on how science gets done. The central thesis of the book is that metaphorical reasoning is at the core of creative science. Drawing upon results from the cognitive sciences, Theodore L. Brown bridges the worlds of scientists and nonscientists in demonstrating the presence and the power of metaphorical thought in scientific reasoning  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Theodore L Brown
ISBN: 0252028104 9780252028106
OCLC Number: 50253058
Description: xi, 215 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Scientific thought and practice --
Introduction to metaphor --
The conceptual theory of metaphor --
The classical atom --
The modern atom --
Molecular models in chemistry and biology --
Protein folding --
Cellular-level metaphors --
Global warming --
Science's metaphorical foundations: the social in science.
Responsibility: Theodore L. Brown.
Local System Bib Number:
210982

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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  Read more...
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"Anyone with a serious interest in science must read this book. In it, Brown demonstrates that metaphorical thought is central in all branches of science, just as it is in everyday life and Read more...

 
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