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The Resource Shaping science with rhetoric : the cases of Dobzhansky, Schrödinger, and Wilson, Leah Ceccarelli

Shaping science with rhetoric : the cases of Dobzhansky, Schrödinger, and Wilson, Leah Ceccarelli

Label
Shaping science with rhetoric : the cases of Dobzhansky, Schrödinger, and Wilson
Title
Shaping science with rhetoric
Title remainder
the cases of Dobzhansky, Schrödinger, and Wilson
Statement of responsibility
Leah Ceccarelli
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
How do scientists persuade colleagues from diverse fields to cross the disciplinary divide, risking their careers in new interdisciplinary research programmes? Why do some attempts to inspire such research win widespread acclaim and support, while others do not? Leah Ceccarelli addresses such questions through close readings of three scientific monographs in their historical contexts. She examines the rhetorical strategies used in each book and evaluates which worked best, based on the reviews and scientific papers that followed in their wake
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Cataloging source
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Ceccarelli, Leah
Dewey number
507.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH303.6
LC item number
.C433 2001eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
Q 180.55.I48
NLM item number
C387s 2001
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  • Wilson, Edward O
  • Dobzhansky, Theodosius Grigorievich
  • Schrödinger, Erwin
  • Wilson, Edward Osborne
  • Life sciences literature
  • Rhetoric
  • Interdisciplinary approach to knowledge
  • Interdisciplinary research
  • Research Design
  • Science
  • Interprofessional Relations
  • Communication
  • Wilson, Edward Osborne
  • Schrödinger, Erwin
  • Dobzhansky, Theodosius
  • Schrödinger, Erwin
  • Wilson, Edward O
  • SCIENCE
  • Interdisciplinary approach to knowledge
  • Interdisciplinary research
  • Life sciences literature
  • Rhetoric
  • Biologie
  • Wetenschapsbeoefenaars
  • Communicatie
  • Interdisciplinair onderzoek
  • Genetik
  • Leben
  • Entstehung
  • Molekularbiologie
  • Soziobiologie
  • Biologie
  • Interdisziplinarität
  • Analyse du discours scientifique
Label
Shaping science with rhetoric : the cases of Dobzhansky, Schrödinger, and Wilson, Leah Ceccarelli
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-197) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Theodosius Dobzhansky's Genetics and the Origin of Species
  • 168
  • Rhetorical Inquiry
  • 170
  • History of Science
  • 177
  • Interdisciplinarity
  • 179
  • 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
  • 1
  • 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
  • Inspiring Interdisciplinarity
  • 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
  • 1
  • 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
  • Texts That Seek to Catalyze Community: An Unexamined Genre of Science
  • 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
  • 3
  • 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
  • Close Textual-Intertextual Analysis: Combining Rhetorical Criticism and Historical Research
  • 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
  • 6
  • 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
  • I
  • 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
Control code
688293090
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 204 pages)
File format
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Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226099088
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
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Specific material designation
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System control number
(OCoLC)688293090
Label
Shaping science with rhetoric : the cases of Dobzhansky, Schrödinger, and Wilson, Leah Ceccarelli
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-197) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Theodosius Dobzhansky's Genetics and the Origin of Species
  • 168
  • Rhetorical Inquiry
  • 170
  • History of Science
  • 177
  • Interdisciplinarity
  • 179
  • 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
  • 1
  • 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
  • Inspiring Interdisciplinarity
  • 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
  • 1
  • 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
  • Texts That Seek to Catalyze Community: An Unexamined Genre of Science
  • 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
  • 3
  • 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
  • Close Textual-Intertextual Analysis: Combining Rhetorical Criticism and Historical Research
  • 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
  • 6
  • 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
  • I
  • 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
Control code
688293090
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 204 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226099088
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
8378ca6c-5fad-405b-91c1-e3d975ad3b06
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)688293090

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