Understanding Scientific Prose (Rhetoric of the Human Sciences)

Understanding Scientific Prose (Rhetoric of the Human Sciences)

By: Selzer, Jack

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Examining science as a rhetorical enterprise, this book seizes upon one scientific essay-"The Spandrels of San Marco and the Panglossian Paradigm: A Critique of the Adaptationist Programme"-and probes it from many angles. Written by prominent evolutionary theorists Stephen Jay Gould and Richard C. Lewontin and first published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society of London in 1979, the "Spandrels" article is both serious science and vivid prose. Applying methods inspired by Louis Althusser, Michel Foucault, Jacques Derrida, Ferdinand de Saussure, and others, the contributors employ a range of interpretive strategies. Stephen Jay Gould adds his own comments, and the full text of the essay "Spandrels" is reproduced as an appendix. Applying methods inspired by Louis Althusser, Michel Foucault, Jacques Derrida, Ferdinand de Saussure, and others, the contributors employ a range of interpretive strategies. Stephen Jay Gould adds his own comments, and the full text of the essay "Spandrels" is reproduced as an appendix.

Title: Understanding Scientific Prose (Rhetoric of the Human Sciences)

Author Name: Selzer, Jack

Categories: science,

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press:

ISBN Number: 0299139042

ISBN Number 13: 9780299139049

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: very good

lb: 2.10 lb

Seller ID: 9780299139049