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Gregory D. Wilson: ISU English Department
I am an assistant professor of rhetoric and professional communication. I became interested in the rhetoric of science through the idea of incommensurability--the idea that ties us rhetoricians in knots and yet isn't at all a deal-breaker for other fields that study science (sociology, anthropology, history, policy studies, etc.). Having done a lot of applied work in industry and government outside of the academy, the idea that technical professionals from different disciplines "just couldn't talk to each other" was a non-starter. I've spent a lot of my applied career trying to frame incommensurability as a set of difficulties not a set of impossibilities and to help engineers and scientists collaborate and communicate.
sts  science  communication  rhetoric  people  school(IowaState)  academic  incommensurability  kuhn  thomas 
july 2010 by tsuomela

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