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
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
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
Landmark Essays is a series of anthologies providing ready access to key rhetorical studies in a wide variety of fields. The classic articles and chapters that are fundamental to every subject are often the most difficult to obtain, and almost impossible to find arranged together for research or for classroom use. This series solves that problem.
Each book encompasses a dozen or more of the most significant published studies in a particular field, and includes an index and bibliography for further study.
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