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ERIC Number: ED123696
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 39
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Polanyi, Rhetoric, and the Independence of Scientific Inquiry.
Watson, Sam, Jr.
The focus of this paper is on Michael Polanyi, a contemporary scientist and philosopher, and on some general features which are embedded in rhetorical theory's traditional bases and contemporary manifestations and which are seen from Polanyi's vantage point. The author discusses the basic features which undergird rhetorical theories and are central to Polanyi's analysis of scientific communities, details the characteristics common to the study of rhetoric in the contemporary world, and sketches the confusion rhetoricians currently have concerning the nature of science and of their own field. The paper then explores Polanyi's concerns and his conception of scientific communities and suggests the shape of his epistemology. (JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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