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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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Newcomb and American Pragmatism

Newcomb and American Pragmatism

(p.205) Chapter XII Newcomb and American Pragmatism
A Scientist's Voice in American Culture

Albert E. Moyer

University of California Press

Newcomb embraced and then sought to propagate an enticing vision of scientific method. After tapping contemporary beliefs in a seemingly singular method capable of producing results both in and out of natural science, he went on to proclaim his version of the beliefs, doggedly advocating a distinct outlook on method. Newcomb's fascination with method also tells us much about what traditionally was considered one of the nation's most penetrating cultural and intellectual movements: pragmatism.

Keywords:   Simon Newcomb, pragmatism, scientific method

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