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A Scientist's Voice in American CultureSimon Newcomb and the Rhetoric of Scientific Method$
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Albert Moyer

Print publication date: 1992

Print ISBN-13: 9780520076891

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520076891.001.0001

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American Science, Scientific Method, and Social Progress

American Science, Scientific Method, and Social Progress

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(p.82) Chapter VI American Science, Scientific Method, and Social Progress
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A Scientist's Voice in American Culture
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Albert E. Moyer

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520076891.003.0006

This chapter examines Newcomb's perception of the institutional deficiencies of American science and his resulting call for wider public support of science. Seeking to convince the citizenry of the benefits of science, he argued that fuller public adoption of the method of science would engender social progress.

Keywords:   Simon Newcomb, institutional deficiencies, American science, social progress

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