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The rhetoric of science

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Harvard University Press , Cambridge, Mass
Communication in science -- Philosophy, Rhetoric -- Philo
StatementAlan G. Gross.
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LC ClassificationsQ223 .G77 1990
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Paginationvi, 248 p. :
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Open LibraryOL1852385M
ISBN 100674768736
LC Control Number90004006

Alan The rhetoric of science book. Gross (born ) is a Professor of Rhetoric and Communication Studies at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

He has written a number of books, perhaps most well-known being The The rhetoric of science book of Science (Harvard University Press, and ). This book was reviewed by the historian and philosopher of science Joseph Agassi/5.

The Rhetoric of Science Paperback – September 1, by Alan Gross (Author) out of 5 stars 3 ratings. See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" $ $ $ Paperback "Please retry" Cited by: Rhetoric of science is a body of scholarly literature exploring the notion that the practice of science is a rhetorical activity.

It emerged following a number of similarly-oriented disciplines during the late 20th century, including the disciplines of sociology of scientific knowledge, history of science, and philosophy of science, but it is practiced most fully by rhetoricians in.

Citizen Science in the Digital Age fills this gap, offering a clear, intelligent overview of the topic intended for rhetoric and communication scholars as well as practitioners and administrators in a number of science-based disciplines.

With the expanded availability of once inaccessible technologies and computing power to laypeople, the Cited by: 5. Rhetoric (/ ˈ r ɛ t ə r ɪ k /) is the art of persuasion, which along with grammar and logic (or dialectic – see Martianus Capella), is one of the three ancient arts of ic aims to study the capacities of writers or speakers needed to inform, persuade, or motivate particular audiences in specific situations.

Aristotle defines rhetoric as "the faculty of observing in any. The Rhetoric Society of America (RSA) is an organization of scholars dedicated to studying, teaching, and practicing rhetoric. Founded inRSA is an interdisciplinary society whose members come from composition studies, English, communication, philosophy, linguistics, history, political science, sociology, visual arts, and other fields.

7 Good Books on Rhetoric and Writing Well Here are some books that I can recommend on the art of rhetoric and argumentation, and by extension, the craft of writing well: 1. “Rhetoric” by Aristotle is the classic source of course. Must read. It’s s. This OER textbook has been designed for students to learn the foundational concepts for English (first-year college composition).

The content aligns to learning outcomes across all campuses in the University of Hawai'i system. It was designed, written, and edited during a three day book sprint in May,   This move to scientize the humanistic study of science with quantitative social scientific methods is one that recently was taken in another book by a scholar of rhetoric, Celeste Condit ([2][2]).

Insofar as this new kind of study productively brings together the knowledge of the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, it reflects an Cited by: 3.

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This volume marks a unique collaboration by internationally distinguished scholars in the history, rhetoric, philosophy, and sociology of science.

Converging on the central issues of rhetoric of science, the essays focus on figures such as Galileo, Harvey, Darwin, von Neumann; and on issues such as the debate over cold fusion or the continental drift controversy.

The rhetoric of science and technology is a branch of rhetorical criticism that has grown rapidly since its inception four decades ago. Its initial focus was the texts of such well-known scientists as Darwin, Newton, and Watson and Crick. Rhetoric of science is a practice of suasion that is an outgrowth of some of the canons of rhetoric.

History Sincerhetoric of science, as a field involving rhetoricians, flourished. This flourishing of scholarly activity contributed to a shift in the image of science that was taking place (Harris "Intro," Landmark xv).

A conservativeFile Size: 1MB. Get this from a library. The rhetoric of science. [Alan G Gross] -- Gross (English, Purdue U., Calumet) applies the principles of rhetoric to the interpretation of classical and contemporary scientific texts to show the way in which scientists from Copernicus to.

Citizen Science in the Digital Age fills this gap, offering a clear, intelligent overview of the topic intended for rhetoric and communication scholars as well as practitioners and administrators in a number of science-based disciplines.

With the expanded availability of once inaccessible technologies and computing power to laypeople, the. influenced, as in modern times, through the press by means of the book, the periodical, the newspaper—it is the written discour se which demands skilful execution, and Rhetoric becomes the art of eloquent writing.

In this extended sense, Rhetoric is the art of eloquence, spoken or written. The notion of eloquence may even drop out,File Size: KB. Get this from a library. The rhetoric of science. [Alan G Gross] -- "Alan Gross applies the principles of rhetoric to the interpretation of classical and contemporary scientific texts to show how they persuade both author and audience.

This consideration of the ways. It goes farther than it needs to epistemically, but The Rhetoric of Science is a manifesto to be followed. Curtis D. Frye ([email protected]) is the editor and chief reviewer of Technology and Society Book Reviews.

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Rhetoric, the principles of training communicators—those seeking to persuade or inform. In the 20th century it underwent a shift of emphasis from the speaker or writer to the auditor or reader. This article deals with rhetoric in both its traditional and its modern forms.

For information on applications of rhetoric, see the articles broadcasting, communication, and propaganda. The Association for the Rhetoric of Science, Technology, and Medicine is an independent scholarly organization that promotes rhetorical scholarship and facilitates networking across disciplines and institutions.

Our primary meetings occur in collaboration with two larger conferences: the annual National Communication Association (NCA) meeting. Fables and Futures: Biotechnology, Disability, and the Stories We Tell Ourselves.

George Estreich MIT Press pp. Purchase this item now. Inpoet and writer George Estreich wrote about the impact of biotechnology on family life in his first book, The Shape of the memoir centers on how his family’s life was changed, and enriched, by the.

Rhetoric definition, (in writing or speech) the undue use of exaggeration or display; bombast. See more. Rhetoric - Science topic. An excellent source to learn about it (and his other ideas) is a chapter about him and his work in the book, _Contemporary Perspectives on Rhetoric Theory_ (3rd ed.

We will move from the first major publications in the rhetoric of science (e.g., Nelson, Mcgill and McCloskey's The Rhetoric of the Human Sciences, ), to breakthroughs in the field (BazermanGross ), to the beginnings of the rhetoric of technology (e.g., Miller ), to the so-called "science wars" (), and to "second wave.

The Rhetoric of Science. Course Meeting Times. Lectures: 2 sessions / week, hours / session. Purpose. This course is an introduction to the history, theory, practice, and implications of rhetoric, the art and craft of persuasion.

Alan Gross applies the principles of rhetoric to the interpretation of classical and contemporary scientific texts to show how they persuade both author and audience. This invigorating consideration of the ways in which scientists--from Copernicus to Darwin to Newton to James Watson--establish authority and convince one another and us of the truth they describe may.

Aristotle’s On Rhetoric, Book 2 Although we could spend an entire semester on each of the three books in On Rhetoric, we aren’t doing that.

I encourage you to reread Aristotle (and all our readings) at different points in your lives in the future. Rhetoric. If you are reading a book on digital rhetoric, it is likely that you already have some sense of what rhetoric is and that it has established theories, methods, and practices—along with an extensive number of potential definitions (see Kinney,for pages of definitions, arranged chronologically from Sappho, circa BCE, to John Ramage, ).Cited by: Biology for the Rhetoric Stage - ntroduction Science-Oriented Students If you have a student who plans to go on to major in the sciences, we suggest that you add an in-depth project and a research report to this program.

An explanation of the in-depth project can be found on pg. of the Appendix in this Size: KB. Reviews. Praise for the previous edition: "[This book] is much more than a translation; it is a guide to the literature, a mini-commentary, and a do-it-yourself manual to understanding Aristotle [It] deserves to be the standard translation for decades to come."--Quarterly Journal of Speech "George Kennedy has taken on a difficult job--providing a scholarly edition of the Rhetoric that.

Saving Persuasion: A Defense of Rhetoric and Judgment by Garsten (argues against the idea that rhetoric is superficial). Rhetoric & Science. The Rhetoric of Empiricism: Language and Perception from Locke to I. Richards by Law. The Literary Structure of Scientific Argument: Historical Studies by Dear.

Rhetoric of Science ence, and among the various interests manifesting under rhetoric of science. That is, to put aside the oil-based metaphors, my approach is fundamentally tax-onomic.

(There are only a few scattered discussions in the rhetoric of science liter-ature that broach taxonomic issues.

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Cook and Seamon distinguish "between the.Rhetoric of Science, Rhetoric of Inquiry, and Writing in the Disciplines 71 rhetoric and epistemology within mainstream economic thought. The overarching iconoclastic thesis is simple: economics is rhetorical. Like mathematics, physics, and biology, economics is “a persuasive realm where the work [is] done by human argument, not godlike Proof”.Composition and the Rhetoric of Science: Engaging the Dominant Discourse calls for instructors of first-year writing courses to employ primary scientific discourse in their teaching and for rhetoricians of science to think about teaching scientific discourse as a literacy skill.

Author Michael J. Zerbe argues that inclusion of scientific discourse is crucial because of this .