The arts of persuasion in science and law: Conflicting norms in the courtroom

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Abstract

To claim that Charles Darwin was a "rhetorician" may seem to confuse the provincesof rhetoric and science. Their juxtaposition, however, is not only warranted; it is alsoinescapable. Even scientific discourse must be persuasive to rescue insight fromindifference, misunderstanding, contempt, or rejection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)41-61
Number of pages21
JournalLaw and Contemporary Problems
Volume72
Issue number1
StatePublished - Sep 10 2009

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