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The Politics and Rhetoric of Scientific Method

Historical Studies

  • John A. Schuster
  • Richard R. Yeo

Part of the Australasian Studies in History and Philosophy of Science book series (AUST, volume 4)

About this book


The institutionalization of History and Philosophy of Science as a distinct field of scholarly endeavour began comparatively earl- though not always under that name - in the Australasian region. An initial lecturing appointment was made at the University of Melbourne immediately after the Second World War, in 1946, and other appoint­ ments followed as the subject underwent an expansion during the 1950s and 1960s similar to that which took place in other parts of the world. Today there are major Departments at the University of Melbourne, the University of New South Wales and the University of Wollongong, and smaller groups active in many other parts of Australia and in New Zealand. "Australasian Studies in History and Philosophy of Science" aims to provide a distinctive publication outlet for Australian and New Zealand scholars working in the general area of history, philosophy and social studies of science. Each volume comprises a group of essays on a connected theme, edited by an Australian or a New Zealander with special expertise in that particular area. Papers address general issues, however, rather than local ones; parochial topics are avoided. Further­ more, though in each volume a majority of the contributors is from Australia or New Zealand, contributions from elsewhere are by no means ruled out. Quite the reverse, in fact - they are actively encour­ aged wherever appropriate to the balance of the volume in question.


Artes Cartesian French revolution Galileo Galilei Great Britain Indian concept evolution french methodology model politics rhetoric structural analysis

Editors and affiliations

  • John A. Schuster
    • 1
  • Richard R. Yeo
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of History and Philosophy of ScienceUniversity of WollongongAustralia
  2. 2.School of HumanitiesGriffith UniversityAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Politics and Rhetoric of Scientific Method
  • Book Subtitle Historical Studies
  • Editors J. Schuster
    R.R. Yeo
  • Series Title Australasian Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-90-277-2152-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-8527-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-009-4560-9
  • Series ISSN 0929-6425
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 352
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics History, general
    Philosophy of Science
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`... the historiographical standards to which this volume as a whole conforms are of the highest. For a state-of-the-art methodology with which to deal with methodology, it is compulsory reading.'
ISIS, 78:1 (1987)