Starring the Text: The Place of Rhetoric in Science Studies (Hardback)
  • Starring the Text: The Place of Rhetoric in Science Studies (Hardback)
zoom

Starring the Text: The Place of Rhetoric in Science Studies (Hardback)

£35.95
Hardback Published: 30/04/2006
  • Temporarily unavailable

Currently unavailable to order

Email me when available

Stay one step ahead and let us notify you when this item is next available to order

Starring the Text: The Place of Rhetoric in Science Studies firmly establishes the rhetorical analysis of science as a respected field of study. Alan G. Gross, one of rhetoric's foremost authorities, summarizes the state of the field and demonstrates the role of rhetorical analysis in the sciences. He documents the limits of such analyses with examples from biology and physics, explores their range of application, and sheds light on the tangled relationships between science and society. In this deep revision of his important Rhetoric of Science, Gross examines how rhetorical analyses have a wide range of application, effectively exploring the generation, spread, certification, and closure that characterize scientific knowledge. Gross anchors his position in philosophical rather than in rhetorical arguments and maintains there is rhetorical criticism from which the sciences cannot be excluded. Gross employs a variety of case studies and examples to assess the limits of the rhetorical analysis of science. For example, in examining avian taxonomy, he demonstrates that both taxonomical and evolutionary species are the product of rhetorical interactions. A review of Newton's two formulations of optical research illustrates that their only significant difference is rhetorical, a difference in patterns of style, arrangement, and argument. Gross also explores the range of rhetorical analysis in his consideration of the ""evolution of evolution"" of Darwin's notebooks. In his analysis of science and society, he explains the limits of citizen action in executive, judicial, and legislative democratic realms in the struggle to prevent, ameliorate, and provide adequate compensation for occupational disease. By using philosophical, historical, and psychological perspectives, Gross concludes, rhetorical analysis can also supplement other viewpoints in resolving intellectual problems. ""Starring the Text"", which includes fourteen illustrations, is an up-to-date, readable study geared to rhetoricians, historians, philosophers, and sociologists interested in science. The volume effectively demonstrates that the rhetoric of science is a natural extension of rhetorical theory and criticism.

Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
ISBN: 9780809326952
Weight: 458 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm

You may also be interested in...

Pandora's Hope
Added to basket
£29.95
Paperback
The Normal and the Pathological
Added to basket
The Logic of Scientific Discovery
Added to basket
Sex and Death
Added to basket
£25.50
Paperback
Conjectures and Refutations
Added to basket
The Language of God
Added to basket
Utopia
Added to basket
£6.99
Paperback
The Road to Maxwell's Demon
Added to basket
A Survey of Metaphysics
Added to basket
Physics and Philosophy
Added to basket
The Poetics of Space
Added to basket
Objectivity
Added to basket
£25.00
Paperback
The Moral Landscape
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Book of the Damned
Added to basket
What is Life?
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Critical Mass
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.