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The Rhetoric of Science

Gareth Williams

in The Cosmic Viewpoint: A Study of Seneca's Natural Questions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199731589
eISBN:
9780199933112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731589.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter turns to Seneca's study of hail and snow in what survives of Book 4b. Seneca reviews various theories of hail: in analysing each of those theories, this chapter explores the different ... More


Introduction

S. Scott Graham

in The Politics of Pain Medicine: A Rhetorical-Ontological Inquiry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226264059
eISBN:
9780226264196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226264196.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The introduction to the Politics of Pain traces the recent history of simultaneous efforts in pain science as well as rhetoric of science and science and technology studies to develop new integrated ... More


Closing the Gap: Three Rhetorical Perspectives on Science

William Rehg

in Cogent Science in Context: The Science Wars, Argumentation Theory, and Habermas

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262182713
eISBN:
9780262255318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262182713.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter explores three “rhetorics of science” that attempted to ”bridge Kuhn’s Gap” with analysis of persuasion and to accommodate the logical and social-institutional perspectives. These ... More


The Politics of Pain Medicine: A Rhetorical-Ontological Inquiry

S. Scott Graham

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226264059
eISBN:
9780226264196
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226264196.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The Politics of Pain documents the author’s exploration of simultaneous efforts by interdisciplinary pain specialists and scholars of science and technology studies to transcend the limits of ... More


Scientific Methods at the Edge of Biomedicine

Colleen Derkatch

in Bounding Biomedicine: Evidence and Rhetoric in the New Science of Alternative Medicine

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226345840
eISBN:
9780226345987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226345987.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on scientific method as the key rhetorical topos, or topic, within evidence-based medicine that furnishes lines of argument that researchers adopt to align complementary and ... More


The Poetics of Scientific Investigation in Seventeenth-Century England

Claire Preston

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198704805
eISBN:
9780191780134
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704805.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

The writing of science in the period 1580–1700 is artfully, diffidently, carelessly, boldly, and self-consciously literary. The Poetics of Scientific Investigation considers the literary textures of ... More


Bounding Biomedicine: Evidence and Rhetoric in the New Science of Alternative Medicine

Colleen Derkatch

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226345840
eISBN:
9780226345987
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226345987.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book investigates scientific studies of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) as episodes of scientific boundary work that shift, and then seek to fix, the boundaries between what counts ... More


Conclusion: Finding the Groove

S. Scott Graham

in The Politics of Pain Medicine: A Rhetorical-Ontological Inquiry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226264059
eISBN:
9780226264196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226264196.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The conclusion to The Politics of Pain closes with a reflection on the many overlaps among new materialist, nonmodern, and biopsycosocial approaches to rhetorical studies, science and technology ... More


A Finished Task: Darwin’s Treatise on Coral Reefs

Alistair Sponsel

in Darwin's Evolving Identity: Adventure, Ambition, and the Sin of Speculation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226523118
eISBN:
9780226523255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226523255.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter analyzes the content and strategy of Darwin’s 1842 book, The Structure and Distribution of Coral Reefs. It was not the grand synthetic geological treatise he had originally envisioned ... More


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