Steven Shapin: Scientific Languages, 3 December 2015
Show More Scientific Babel: The Language of Science from the Fall of Latin to the Rise of English by Michael Gordin.
Profile, 432 pp., £25, March 2015, 978 1 78125 114 0Show More
“... there are forms of religion, commerce, finance and military action that bear comparison – but Michael Gordin argues that Babel has long been a special problem for science and that science, in turn, has had a special role in coping with it and in trying to overcome it. Scientists wish to, and sometimes need to, communicate with their peers all over ...”