The Language of the Scientific Revolution: A Linguistic Thesis on the Origins of the Modern Science

Mauro L. Condé

Abstract


This paper aims to demonstrate that a qualitative change in the use of language to codify social practices and technological developments was an essential point in the construction of the so-called scientific revolution. In other words, alongside the social and technological settings developing in the European context from the fifteenth to seventeenth centuries, the pragmatic-linguistic codifications that emerged in this process were essential for the construction of modern science. The role of language in this process, which is understood from this pragmatic viewpoint, is called here the linguistic thesis on the scientific revolution.

Keywords


Linguistic thesis; Language and science; Scientific revolution; Modern science, Wittgenstein

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24117/2526-2270.2019.i7.04

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