2nd Edition

Landmark Essays on Rhetoric of Science: Case Studies

Edited By Randy Allen Harris Copyright 2018
    354 Pages
    by Routledge

    354 Pages
    by Routledge

    Now in its Second Edition, Landmark Essays on Rhetoric of Science: Case Studies presents fifteen iconic essays in science studies, rhetorical criticism, and argumentation. Integral to the launch of the Landmark Essays series and renowned for its impact on the then-nascent field of rhetoric of science, this volume returns with a revised introduction and updated contributions to the field, including the work of Leah Ceccarelli, James Wynn, Ashley Rose Mehlenbacher, and Carolyn R. Miller.

    Table of contents



    Giants in Science


    1.         John Angus Campbell     Charles Darwin: Rhetorician of Science


    2.         Alan G. Gross        On the Shoulders of Giants: Seventeenth-Century Optics as an Argument Field


    3.         S. Michael Halloran     The Birth of Molecular Biology: An Essay in the Rhetorical Criticism of Scientific Discourse


    4.         James Wynn     Alone in the Garden: How Gregor Mendel’s inattention to audience may have affected the reception of his theory of inheritance in Experiments in Plant Hybridization


    Conflict in Science


    5.         Jeanne Fahnestock     Arguing in Different Forums: The Bering Crossover Controversy


    6.         John Lyne and Henry F. Howe     Punctuated Equilibria": Rhetorical Dynamics of a Scientific Controversy


    7.         Lawrence J. Prelli     The Rhetorical Construction of Scientific Ethos

    8.       Leah Ceccarelli Manufactured Scientific Controversy: Science, Rhetoric, and Public Debate


    Public Science


    9.         Richard M. Weaver      Dialectic and Rhetoric at Dayton, Tennessee


    10.         Craig Waddell      The Role of Pathos in the Decision-Making Process: A Study in the Rhetoric of Science Policy


    11.       Carol Reeves      Owning a Virus:  The Rhetoric of Scientific Discovery Accounts


    12.       Ashley Rose Mehlenbacher [formerly Kelly] and Carolyn R. Miller Intersections: Scientific and Parascientific Communication on the Internet


    Writing Science


    13.       Charles Bazerman      Reporting the Experiment: The Changing Account of Scientific Doings in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, 1665–1800


    14.       Greg Myers     Text as Knowledge Claims: The Social Construction of Two Biology Articles


    15.       Michelle Sidler The Chemistry Liveblogging Event


    Randy Allen Harris is Professor of English at the University of Waterloo, specializing in cognitive and computational issues of Rhetoric and Linguistics. His books include The Linguistic Wars (1995, 2018), Voice Interaction Design (2004), Rhetoric and Incommensurability (2005), Literature, Rhetoric, and Values (2012), and Landmark Essays on Rhetoric of Science: Theories, Themes, and Methods (forthcoming at Routledge).