For an overview of this topic see, for instance, Jan Golinski, "Language, Discourse and Science", in R.C. Olby et al., Companion to the History of Modern Science , London and New York, Routledge (1990), pp. 110-123.

For a more recent discusison by the same author, see Jan Golinski, Making Natural Knowleldge. Constructivism and the History of Science, 2d ed., Chicago, The University of Chicago Press (2005), esp. pp. 103-133.

Calculating the Limits of Poetic License:
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Leo Corry - Tel Aviv University