On Beyond Living: Rhetorical Transformations of the Life Sciences

On Beyond Living: Rhetorical Transformations of the Life Sciences

by Richard Doyle
     
 

ISBN-10: 0804727643

ISBN-13: 9780804727648

Pub. Date: 07/01/1997

Publisher: Stanford University Press

With careful readings of key texts from the history of molecular biology - such as those of Erwin Schrodinger, George Gamow, Jacques Monod, and Francois Jacob - the author maps out the complex relations between the practices of rhetoric and the technoscientific triumphs they accompanied, triumphs that bolstered a "postvital" biology that increasingly elides and…  See more details below

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With careful readings of key texts from the history of molecular biology - such as those of Erwin Schrodinger, George Gamow, Jacques Monod, and Francois Jacob - the author maps out the complex relations between the practices of rhetoric and the technoscientific triumphs they accompanied, triumphs that bolstered a "postvital" biology that increasingly elides and questions the boundary between organisms and machines.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804727648
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
07/01/1997
Series:
Writing Science Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1The Sublime Object of Biology1
2Mr. Schrodinger Inside Himself: The Rhetorical Origins of the Genetic Code25
3From Codes to Words: George Gamow and the Age of the World Scripture39
4It's a Nucleic Acid World: Monod, Jacob, and Life's Future65
5Allergies of Reading: DNA, Language, and the Problem of Origins86
6Emergent Power: Vitality and Theology in Artificial Life109
Notes135
Bibliography163
Index171

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