[Milton-L] Reading practices and empiricism

carl bellinger bcarlb at comcast.net
Fri Apr 27 16:55:52 EDT 2007

You also might want to look at:  Rhetorical Figures in Science. By Jeanne 
Fahnestock. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 1999.

   [ From an online review of the above: "...historically cultivated verbal 
structures ... assisted in the formulation of major scientific theories."]


you wrote
> Can anyone put me on to books or articles that discuss how early modern
> practices of reading texts helped scientists to develop their
> observational skills? That is, how reading the book of God (or any other
> book, for that matter) enabled Renaissance scientists to examine and
> interpret the book of Nature?
> Apologies if this is an off-list query -- I wasn't sure when I composed
> it.
> Thanks,
> Tim Burbery
> Marshall University
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