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Shaping science with rhetoric [electronic resource] : the cases of Dobzhansky, Schr�odinger, and Wilson / Leah Ceccarelli.

By: Ceccarelli, Leah.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c2001Description: 1 online resource (xi, 204 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780226099088 (electronic bk.); 0226099083 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Wilson, Edward O. Consilience | Dobzhansky, Theodosius Grigorievich, 1900-1975. Genetics and the origin of species | Schr�odinger, Erwin, 1887-1961. What is life? | Life sciences literature | Rhetoric | Interdisciplinary approach to knowledge | Interdisciplinary research | Wilson, Edward Osborne, 1929- Consilience | Interprofessional Relations | Research -- methods | Communication | Science -- History | Wilson, Edward O. (Edward Osborne), 1929- Consilience | Dobzhansky, Theodosius, 1900-1975. Genetics and the origin of species | Schr�odinger, Erwin. What is life? | SCIENCE -- Research & Methodology | Biologie | Wetenschapsbeoefenaars | Communicatie | Interdisciplinair onderzoek | Wilson, Edward Osborne, (1929- ...) | Schr�odinger, Erwin, (1887-1961) | Analyse du discours scientifique | Dobzhansky, Theodosius | Schr�odinger, Erwin | Wilson, Edward O | Genetik | Leben | Entstehung | Molekularbiologie | Soziobiologie | Biologie | Interdisziplinarit�atGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Shaping science with rhetoric.DDC classification: 507.2 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Inspiring Interdisciplinarity Texts That Seek to Catalyze Community: An Unexamined Genre of Science Close Textual-Intertextual Analysis: Combining Rhetorical Criticism and Historical Research Theodosius Dobzhansky's Genetics and the Origin of Species -- Initiator of the Evolutionary Synthesis: Historians and Scientist Weigh In Conflict between Disciplines and Theories Evolutionary Synthesis What Launched the Synthesis? Influence of Dobzhansky's Genetics and the Origin of Species Prelude to a Rhetorical Reading A Text Rhetorically Designed to Unite Competing Fields Simplifying Theory Surveying the Results of Research Using Language That Promotes Conceptual Change Addressing Social Concerns Erwin Schrodinger's What Is Life? The Physical Aspect of the Living Cell -- "Uncle Tom's Cabin" of the Molecular Biology Revolution: Assessing the Place of a Text in History Influence of Schrodinger's Text Value of Untrue, Unoriginal Science Other Laws of Physics Prelude to a Rhetorical Reading A Text Rhetorically Designed to Negotiate Different Interests and Beliefs Comparison with Other Attempts at Inspiring Interdisciplinary Work Negotiating Common Ground: The Value of Precision Negotiating Professional Goals: The Appeal to Ambition Negotiating Disciplinary Linguistic Practices: Conceptual Chiasmus Negotiating Ideological Commitments: Strategic Ambiguity Edward O. Wilson's Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge -- Controversy over Sociobiology: Scholars Offer Conflicting Explanations Wilson's Purpose Effect of Wilson's Interdisciplinary Appeals Explanation 1: Wilson Is Wrong; The Cultural Divide Should Not Be Bridged Explanation 2: Critics Are Unable to See the Truth Because of Political Bias Prelude to a Rhetorical Reading A Text Rhetorically Designed to Fuel Interdisciplinary Hostilities A Rhetoric of Conquest, Not Negotiation An Explicit Commitment to Reductionism Equivocation Rather Than Productive Polysemy What Wilson's Consilience Could Have Been Speaking to Multiple Audiences -- Genre Comparison of Dobzhansky and Schrodinger Wilson's Participation in the Genre Contributions to Four Ongoing Conversations Rhetoric of Science Rhetorical Inquiry History of Science Interdisciplinarity
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 183-197) and index.

1 Inspiring Interdisciplinarity 1 -- Texts That Seek to Catalyze Community: An Unexamined Genre of Science 3 -- Close Textual-Intertextual Analysis: Combining Rhetorical Criticism and Historical Research 6 -- I Theodosius Dobzhansky's Genetics and the Origin of Species -- 2 Initiator of the Evolutionary Synthesis: Historians and Scientist Weigh In 13 -- Conflict between Disciplines and Theories 15 -- Evolutionary Synthesis 19 -- What Launched the Synthesis? 21 -- Influence of Dobzhansky's Genetics and the Origin of Species 24 -- Prelude to a Rhetorical Reading 29 -- 3 A Text Rhetorically Designed to Unite Competing Fields 31 -- Simplifying Theory 31 -- Surveying the Results of Research 37 -- Using Language That Promotes Conceptual Change 41 -- Addressing Social Concerns 45 -- II Erwin Schrodinger's What Is Life? The Physical Aspect of the Living Cell -- 4 "Uncle Tom's Cabin" of the Molecular Biology Revolution: Assessing the Place of a Text in History 61 -- Influence of Schrodinger's Text 63 -- Value of Untrue, Unoriginal Science 67 -- Other Laws of Physics 75 -- Prelude to a Rhetorical Reading 80 -- 5 A Text Rhetorically Designed to Negotiate Different Interests and Beliefs 82 -- Comparison with Other Attempts at Inspiring Interdisciplinary Work 83 -- Negotiating Common Ground: The Value of Precision 89 -- Negotiating Professional Goals: The Appeal to Ambition 90 -- Negotiating Disciplinary Linguistic Practices: Conceptual Chiasmus 92 -- Negotiating Ideological Commitments: Strategic Ambiguity 97 -- III Edward O. Wilson's Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge -- 6 Controversy over Sociobiology: Scholars Offer Conflicting Explanations 113 -- Wilson's Purpose 113 -- Effect of Wilson's Interdisciplinary Appeals 116 -- Explanation 1: Wilson Is Wrong; The Cultural Divide Should Not Be Bridged 119 -- Explanation 2: Critics Are Unable to See the Truth Because of Political Bias 121 -- Prelude to a Rhetorical Reading 124 -- 7 A Text Rhetorically Designed to Fuel Interdisciplinary Hostilities 128 -- A Rhetoric of Conquest, Not Negotiation 129 -- An Explicit Commitment to Reductionism 139 -- Equivocation Rather Than Productive Polysemy 145 -- What Wilson's Consilience Could Have Been 148 -- IV Speaking to Multiple Audiences -- 8 Genre 157 -- Comparison of Dobzhansky and Schrodinger 158 -- Wilson's Participation in the Genre 164 -- 9 Contributions to Four Ongoing Conversations 168 -- Rhetoric of Science 168 -- Rhetorical Inquiry 170 -- History of Science 177 -- Interdisciplinarity 179.

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