John Tyndall, the rhetorician of molecularity. Part one. Crossing the boundary towards the invisible

  title={John Tyndall, the rhetorician of molecularity. Part one. Crossing the boundary towards the invisible},
  author={Maria Yamalidou},
  journal={Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London},
  pages={231 - 242}
  • Maria Yamalidou
  • Published 22 May 1999
  • Sociology, Psychology
  • Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London
This paper highlights the way in which Tyndall achieved his broad understanding of the molecular character of physical nature through an examination of the various molecular explanations he put forward in his papers and lectures, and argues that, in Tyndall's writings, one can find a most articulate version of nineteenth-century British molecular discourse. The exploration of those molecular conditions which underlay physical phenomena was central to his research throughout the years, and for… 
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