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Enfoques  2008 

El "Alfabeto" y la "Gramática" de la Geología: Analogías y metáforas en la estrategia persuasiva de Lyell

Keywords: darwin, geology, lyell, rhetorics, uniformitarianism.

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Abstract:

with the publication of principles of geology, lyell tried to improve on the reputation of geology by advocating a truce with religion and presenting uniformitarianism (term coined by whewell, one of lyell's most respected critics) as a heuristic strategy. after a brief conceptual clarification, this contribution discusses some cases, particularly analogies and metaphors, which illustrate the large group of rhetorical resources which lyell used to accomplish that ultimately-not instantly-most of his ideas become convincing to the ears of his scientific community peers.

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