The Rhetoric of Science

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Harvard University Press, 1990 - Science - 248 pages
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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 very well lead to a remodeling of our understanding of science and its place in society.

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Contents

Rhetorical Analysis
3
Analogy in Science
21
Style in Biological Prose
69
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