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Rhetorical Figures in Science

by Jeanne Fahnestock

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Published by Oxford University Press, USA .
Written in English


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Number of Pages248
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ISBN 10019516542X
ISBN 109780195165425

Castiglione, The Book of the Courtier Rebhorn. Wayne A, ed. Renaissance Debates on Rhetoric Golden and Corbett, The Rhetoric of Blair, Campbell, and Whately Burke, Kenneth. Attitudes Toward History, Permanence and Change, Grammar of Motives, Rhetoric of Motives Perelman and Olbrechts-Tyteca, The New Rhetoric. influenced, as in modern times, through the press by means of the book, the periodical, the newspaper—it is the written discour se which demands skilful execution, and Rhetoric becomes the art of eloquent writing. In this extended sense, Rhetoric is the art of eloquence, spoken or written. The notion of eloquence may even drop out.

Therefore, an excellent use of rhetoric in texts that discuss science can lead to awareness, understanding, and perhaps acceptance of new technology. Works Cited. Gross, Alan G. “Rhetorical Analysis.” The Rhetoric of Science. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, Haag, Amanda Leigh. Rhetorical Figures in Science, Jeanne Fahnestock. Oxford University Press, Fahnestock breaks new ground in the rhetorical study of scientific argument as the first book to demonstrate how figures of speech other than metaphor have been used to accomplish key conceptual moves in scientific texts.

  Apophasis. You may have noticed by now that a lot of rhetorical devices stem from irony. Apophasis — also known as paralipsis, occupatio, praeteritio, preterition, or parasiopesis — is one of these: bringing up a subject by denying that it should be brought up. This is a classic if oft-maligned political tactic, and one frequently utilized by the 45th President of the United States.   The new historical film Hidden Figures explores the largely untold efforts of three mathematicians, and women of color, to assist NASA in the s. Based on the nonfiction book .


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Rhetorical figures in science is a book with many virtues: a compelling case for figures as arguments; a superb history of figuration, which brings it into revealing alignment with topoi and enthymemes; a series of excellent to stunning critical readings; and one of the most astute and lucid readings of Aristotle's corpus in yearsCited by:   Rhetorical Figures in Science breaks new ground in the rhetorical study of scientific argument as the first book to demonstrate how figures of speech other than metaphor have been used to accomplish key conceptual moves in scientific texts.

Examples, both verbal and visual, range across disciplines and centuries to reaffirm the positive value of these once widely-taught de/5. Rhetorical figures in science is a book with many virtues: a compelling case for figures as arguments; a superb history of figuration, which brings it into revealing alignment with topoi and enthymemes; a series of excellent to stunning critical readings; and one of the most astute and lucid readings of Aristotle's corpus in years5/5(1).

Rhetorical Figures in Science breaks new ground in the rhetorical study of scientific argument as the first book to demonstrate how figures of speech other than metaphor have been used to accomplish key conceptual moves in scientific texts. Examples, both verbal and visual, range across disciplines and centuries to reaffirm the positive value of these once widely-taught devices.

Rhetorical Figures in Science breaks new ground in the rhetorical study of scientific argument as the first book to demonstrate how figures of speech other than metaphor have been used to accomplish key conceptual moves in scientific texts.

Rhetorical Figures in Science breaks new ground in the rhetorical study of scientific argument as the first book to demonstrate how figures of speech other than metaphor have been used to accomplish key conceptual moves in scientific texts.

The ubiquity of the Internet and digital technology has changed the sites of rhetorical discourse and inquiry, as well as the methods by which such analyses are performed.

This special issue discusses the state of rhetoric of science and technology at the beginning of the twenty-first century. While many books connecting rhetorical theory to the Internet have paved the way for more refined and. Rhetorician Jeanne Fahnestock has addressed how figures and tropes work as lines of argument in her book Rhetorical Figures in Science.

Fahnestock says that it may seem unusual, but readers can identify certain rhetorical figures with “forms of argument or reasons” that traditionally were the “topics”–or topoi–of classical.

Hidden Figures begins during World War II and takes place largely during the Cold War era, when the Soviet Union and the United States engaged in a nuclear arms race and competed to be the first nation to master spaceflight. During this time, the United States government poured money into science and technology that could help the war effort (such as fighter jets) and lend the country.

Alan Gross applies the principles of rhetoric to the interpretation of classical and contemporary scientific texts to show how they persuade both author and audience. This invigorating consideration of the ways in which scientists--from Copernicus to Darwin to Newton to James Watson--establish authority and convince one another and us of the truth they describe may very well lead to a.

List of important rhetorical figures. ALLITERATION (Paranomeon): a series of words which frequently use the same letter, usually at the beginning of successive sedens super arma (Vergil, Aeneid 1.

) sola mihi tales casus Cassandra canebat (3. ) vi victa vis vel potius oppressa virtute audacia est (Cicero Milone 29): ASSONANCE. Rhetoric of science is a practice of suasion that is an outgrowth of some of the canons of rhetoric.

History Sincerhetoric of science, as a field involving rhetoricians, flourished. This flourishing of scholarly activity contributed to a shift in the image of science that was taking place (Harris "Intro," Landmark xv).

A conservative. Stylistic Sandcastles: Rhetorical Figures as Composition’s Bucket and Spade. William FitzGerald. Rutgers. For all a rhetorician’s rules teach nothing but to name his tools. — Samuel Butler, Hudibras. Aposiopesis. Metalepsis.

Zeugma. What did my students think when first introduced to these and other terms. I know because they told me. Rhetoric of science is a body of scholarly literature exploring the notion that the practice of science is a rhetorical activity.

It emerged following a number of similarly-oriented disciplines during the late 20th century, including the disciplines of sociology of scientific knowledge, history of science, and philosophy of science, but it is practiced most fully by rhetoricians in departments. So what are rhetorical figures all about.

Well, to put it simply, they are literary devices which are used by the speaker with rhetoric dexterity, to drive in a point or evoke a markedly emotional response in the audience by way of sentimental empathy, heartfelt support, anger, passion, etc.

In other words, rhetorical devices are used to rouse. figures of speech, literary devices, and rhetorical devices and decide why the author uses them.

The following charts will help you identify these aspects of word choice. Figures of speech include, but are not limited to, the following. Figure of Speech Explanation Example Allusion a reference to a. As a child, however, I knew so many African Americans working in science, math, and engineering that I thought that’s just what black folks did.” ― Margot Lee Shetterly, Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race.

Clergy and other religious figures have generally represented a popular outlet for pop culture, although this has tapered in recent years. Some of the more popular clergy, members of religious orders and other religious personages featured in works of fiction are listed below.

However, it was Ellison’s first novel that established his place as an important literary figure in America. Published inthe first lines of Invisible Man struck a chord with hundreds of. "It is possible to distinguish figures of thought, figures of speech, and figures of Cassius's line early in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar--'Rome, thou hast lost the breed of noble bloods'--we see all three sorts of apostrophe 'Rome' (Cassius is really talking to Brutus) is one of the rhetorical figures.

Burke (most books) Bitzer (on rhetorical situation) Vatz (same as bitzer) Booth (Rhetoric of fiction, rhetoric of rhetoric for example) McGee (on the ideographs), Jarrat (Rereading the sophists) Vickers (Rhetoric revalued, In defence of rhetoric) Weaver (Ethics of rhetoric), Black (Rhetorical criticism) Fahnestock (Rhetorical figures in science.A figure of speech by which a part is put for the whole (such as fifty sail for fifty ships), the whole for a part (such as society for high society), the species for the genus (such as cutthroat for assassin), the genus for the species (such as a creature for a man), or the name of the material for the thing made (such as boards for stage).

The movie 'Hidden Figures' reveals four important lessons for science and society irrespective of our backgrounds, race or gender.