Understanding Scientific Prose


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 ...

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Understanding Scientific Prose
1993, University of Wisconsin Press

ISBN-13: 9780299139049

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