The SAGE Handbook of Rhetorical Studies surveys the latest advances in rhetorical scholarship, synthesizing theories and practices across major areas of study in the field and pointing the way for future studies. Edited by Andrea A. Lunsford and Associate Editors Kirt H. Wilson and Rosa A. Eberly, the Handbook aims to introduce a new generation of students to rhetorical study and provide a deeply informed and ready resource for scholars currently working in the field.
Chapter 10: The Rhetoric of the Natural Sciences
The Rhetoric of the Natural Sciences
The body of knowledge called the “natural sciences” includes all those disciplines that construct a world beyond human agency: astronomy, physics, chemistry, biology, geology. Rhetoric, from its classical roots, is the art of constructing discourse that influences beliefs and actions through human agency. ...