Rhetorical Conventions of Science under the Tudors: Robert Recorde and "The Whetstone of Witte" (1557)

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Abstract

This paper explores the rhetoric of Robert Recorde's scientific thought as shown in his algebraic textbook entitled "The Whetstone of Witte" (1557). By 'rhetoric of science' is meant Recorde's eloquence and conventions in arguing for his own views on the intent, premises and pragmatic purposes underlying his scientific thought and expression and, accordingly, the language to be used in dealing with arithmetic and algebra, as well as the features that the didactic texts on such topics should possess.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteThou sittest at another boke . . English Studies in Honour of Domenico Pezzini, English Library: The Linguistics Bookshelf, Volume 3
EditorGIOVANNI IAMARTINO, MARIA LUISA MAGGIONI, ROBERTA FACCHINETTI
Pagine321-330
Numero di pagine10
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2008

Keywords

  • Early Modern English
  • Primo Inglese Moderno
  • Retorica della scienza
  • Rhetoric of science

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