The Rhetorical turn [electronic resource] : invention and persuasion in the conduct of inquiry / edited by Herbert W. Simons.
Contributor(s): Simons, Herbert W.Material type: TextPublisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1990Description: 1 online resource (xii, 388 p.).ISBN: 9780226759036 (electronic bk.); 0226759032 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Invention (Rhetoric) | Persuasion (Rhetoric) | Literature | Invention (Rhétorique) | Persuasion (Rhétorique) | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Rhetoric | REFERENCE -- Writing Skills | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Composition & Creative Writing | Retorica | Overreding | Retorica | Rhetorik | Geisteswissenschaften | Kongress | RhetoricGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Rhetorical turn.DDC classification: 808 LOC classification: PN221 | .R48 1990ebOnline resources: EBSCOhost
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Preface; Introduction: The Rhetoric of Inquiry as an Intellecutal Movement; Part One: Rhetorics of Science; 1. Bio-Rhetorics: Moralizing the Life Sciences; 2. Scientific Discovert and Rhetorical Invention: The Path to Darwin's Origin; 3. The Origin of Species: Evolutionary Taxonomy as an Example of Rhetoric of Science; 4. Psychoanalysis: Science or Rhetoric?; 5. Discursive Constrains on the Acceptance and Rejection of Knowledge Claims: The Conversation about Conversation; 6. The Rhetoric of Decision Science, or Herbert A. Simon Says.
We have only recently started to challenge the notion that "serious" inquiry can be free of rhetoric, that it can rely exclusively on "hard" fact and "cold" logic in support of its claims. Increasingly, scholars are shifting their attention from methods of proof to the heuristic methods of debate and discussion--the art of rhetoric--to examine how scholarly discourse is shaped by tropes and figures, by the naming and framing of issues, and by the need to adapt arguments to ends, audiences, and circumstances. Herbert W. Simons and the contributors to this important c.
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