Analogies that shape the recent history of radiation

  title={Analogies that shape the recent history of radiation},
  author={Maria Rentetzi},
  journal={Annals of Science},
  pages={55 - 59}
Philosophers of science and science and technology studies scholars have argued extensively over the years that analogies and metaphors are central to scientific thought, discourse and practices; their role has been identified as rhetorical, heuristic and cognitive. They are pervasive in scientific language and scientists use them to explain their theories and their work. But what can we say of the role of analogies and metaphors in the historiography of science? How have historians of science… Expand
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