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This assortment makes a speciality of the highbrow improvement of the sciences, their relationships with expertise, and their position in tradition normally together with a proposed realignment of technology, know-how, and paintings.

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I certainly am," he answered. He was Robert E. Schofield. That brief conversation marked the beginning of a fruitful collaboration and a lifetime friendship. More than that, it was to provide a major impetus to a new kind of scholarship in the history of science and technology that has gathered momentum in the quarter century since then. <><><><><><><><><><><><> Although today's historians of science regard the history of technology as a sister discipline possessing full scholarly credentials, that was not the case some three decades ago.

The relation between rhetoric and method has been examined also by Bruce S. Eastwood, "Descartes on Refraction: Scientific versus Rhetorical Method," Isis 75 (September 1984): 481-502. 15. For a study of the limitations of using the formal establishment of institutions as a measure of intellectual development, see Rachel Laudan, "Ideas and organizations in British geology: A Case Study in Institutional History," Isis 68 (1977): 527-38. 16. See Frederic L. Holmes," Scientific Writing and Scientific Discovery," Isis 78 (June 1987): 220-35, which relates the process of writing a paper to the creation of a new theory.

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