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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Rhetorical Analysis
Analogy in Science
Style in Biological Prose

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Alan G. Gross is a professor of rhetoric at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. He is the author of "The Rhetoric of Science "and "Starring the Text: The Place of Rhetoric in Science Studies. "He is co-editor of "Rhetorical Hermeneutics: Invention and Interpretation in the Age of Science "and "The Scientific Literature: A Guided Tour."
Arthur E. Walzer is a professor in writing studies at the University of Minnesota. He is the author of "George Campbell: Rhetoric in the Age of Enlightenment" and co-editor of "The Viability of the Rhetorical Tradition,"

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