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Understanding scientific prose

Author: Jack Selzer
Publisher: Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, ©1993.
Series: Rhetoric of the human sciences.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Studies one scientific essay - "The Spandrels of San Marco and the Panglossian Paradigm: A Critique of the Adaptationist Programme", by evolutionary theorists Stephen Jay Gould and Richard C.  Read more...

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Understanding scientific prose.
Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, ©1993
(OCoLC)664544917
Named Person: Stephen Jay Gould; Richard C Lewontin; Richard C Lewontin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Selzer
ISBN: 029913900X 9780299139001 0299139042 9780299139049
OCLC Number: 27677760
Description: xv, 388 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Intertextual self-fashioning : Gould and Lewontin's representations of the literature / Charles Bazerman --
"Spandrels," narration, and modernity / Susan Wells --
Cultural studies and critical science / Carl G. Herndl --
Science, gender, and "The spandrels of San Marco and the Panglossian paradigm" / Mary Rosner and Georgia Rhoades --
Reading Darwin, reading nature; or, on the ethos of historical science / Carolyn R. Miller and S. Michael Halloran --
Constructing scientific knowledge in Gould and Lewontin's "The spandrels of San Marco" / Dorothy A. Winsor --
Angels in the architecture : a Burkean inventional perspective on "Spandrels" / John Lyne --
Tactics of evaluation in Gould and Lewontin's "The spandrels of San Marco" / Jeanne Fahnestock --
The reader in the text of "The spandrels of San Marco" / Gay Gragson and Jack Selzer. A study in rhetorical reading : how evolutionists read "The spandrels of San Marco" / Davida Charney --
Deconstructing "The spandrels of San Marco" / Debra Journet --
Making enemies : how Gould and Lewontin criticize / Greg Myers --
Provocative architecture : a structural analysis of Gould and Lewontin's "The spandrels of San Marco" / Barbara Couture --
Fulfilling the spandrels of world and mind / Stephen Jay Gould --
Appendix : The spandrels of San Marco and the Panglossian paradigm : a critique of the adaptationist programme / S.J. Gould and R.C. Lewontin.
Series Title: Rhetoric of the human sciences.
Responsibility: edited by Jack Selzer.
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