Alan G. Gross

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Alan G. Gross (born 1936) is a Professor of Rhetoric and Communication Studies at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. He has written a number of books, perhaps most well-known being The Rhetoric of Science (Harvard University Press, 1990 and 1996).[1] This book was reviewed by the historian and philosopher of science Joseph Agassi.[2][3] Gross received his Ph.D. in 1962 from Princeton University.

Selected publications[edit]

  • The Rhetoric of Science, (1990 and 1996)
  • Rhetorical Hermeneutics: Invention and Interpretation in the Age of Science, (1997) (co-author: William M. Keith) SUNY. ISBN 0-7914-3109-6 (hardcover), ISBN 0-7914-3110-X (paperback)
  • Rereading Aristotle's Rhetoric, (co-editor Arthur E. Walzer) Southern Illinois University Press, 2000. ISBN 0-8093-2267-6
  • Chaim Perelman, (co-author Ray D. Dearin) SUNY, 2003.
  • Communicating Science: The Scientific Article from the 17th Century to the Present, Joseph E. Harmon; Michael Reidy, Oxford University Press, 2002.
  • Starring the Text: The Place of Rhetoric in Science Studies, Southern Illinois, 2006.
  • The Scientific Literature: A Guided Tour, (co-editor Joseph E. Harmon) Chicago, 2007.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Contributors to rhetoric and incommensurability, Randy Harris, Univ. of Waterloo.
  2. ^ Philosophy of the Social Sciences, June 1999, volume 29, issue 2, pages: 329-336
  3. ^ IEEE Xplore Professional Communication, IEEE Transactions on Volume 51, Issue 2, June 2008, Pages:235 - 236

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