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dc.contributor.advisorFehler, Brian, 1976-
dc.creatorJoshi, Giribala
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-09T19:43:40Z
dc.date.available2018-11-09T19:43:40Z
dc.date.created2018-08
dc.date.issued2018-08-31
dc.date.submittedAugust 2018
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11274/10696
dc.description.abstractIn this thesis, I analyze Isaac Newton's Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica in the framework of Aristotle’s theories of rhetoric. Despite the long-held view that science only deals with brute facts and does not require rhetoric, we learn that science has its own special topics. This study highlights the rhetorical situation of the Principia and Newton’s rhetorical strategies, emphasizing the belief that scientific facts and theories are also rhetorical constructions. This analysis shows that the credibility of the author and the text, the emotional debates before and after the publication of the text, the construction of logical arguments, and the presentation style makes the book the epitome of scientific writing. Through this analysis, I discover the significance of rhetoric science and how it helps us understand science as a subject and how it can be used for the benefit of society.
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dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectNewton
dc.subjectPrincipia
dc.subjectRhetorical analysis
dc.subjectAristotle
dc.subjectThomas Kuhn
dc.subjectAlan Gross
dc.subjectAndrew Janiak
dc.subjectGeorge Smith
dc.subjectRhetoric of Science
dc.titleA rhetorical analysis of Sir Isaac Newton's Principia
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.updated2018-11-09T19:43:40Z
thesis.degree.departmentEnglish, Speech, and Foreign Languages
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglish
thesis.degree.grantorTexas Woman's University
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Art
dc.type.materialtext
dc.creator.orcid0000-0001-7903-2811


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