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Theoria. Revista de Teoría, Historia y Fundamentos de la Ciencia

Volume 11, Issue 1, Enero 1996

Rom Harré
Pages 41-47

Rhetoric and Realism

Does the deconstruction of scientific discourse and experimental procedures undercut realism? In this paper I want to argue that the revelation of the rhetorical character of science serves rather to support realism, since it is in the interests of the presentation of scientific writing as factual and of scientific experiments as disclosing or revealing reality that the various rhetorical devices are employed.

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