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Investigating Ethos and Pathos in Scientific Truth Claims in Public Discourse

Simon, Niklas (2020):
Investigating Ethos and Pathos in Scientific Truth Claims in Public Discourse.
In: Media and Communication, 8 (1), pp. 129-140. Cogitatio, ISSN 2183-2439,
DOI: 10.25534/tuprints-00011589,
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Abstract

The article seeks to explore the role played by the rhetorical modes of ethos and pathos when scientific knowledge is constructed in public discourse. A case study is presented on the public debate in Germany on possible risks to bees from neonicotinoid pesticides, focusing especially on a detailed analysis of scientific knowledge claims found in texts produced by two lobbying groups involved. The findings indicate distinctive rhetorical patterns in the context.

Item Type: Article
Erschienen: 2020
Creators: Simon, Niklas
Origin: Secondary publication via sponsored Golden Open Access
Title: Investigating Ethos and Pathos in Scientific Truth Claims in Public Discourse
Language: English
Abstract:

The article seeks to explore the role played by the rhetorical modes of ethos and pathos when scientific knowledge is constructed in public discourse. A case study is presented on the public debate in Germany on possible risks to bees from neonicotinoid pesticides, focusing especially on a detailed analysis of scientific knowledge claims found in texts produced by two lobbying groups involved. The findings indicate distinctive rhetorical patterns in the context.

Journal or Publication Title: Media and Communication
Journal volume: 8
Number: 1
Publisher: Cogitatio
Divisions: 02 Department of History and Social Science
02 Department of History and Social Science > Institut für Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2020 19:55
DOI: 10.25534/tuprints-00011589
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.17645/mac.v8i1.2444
URN: urn:nbn:de:tuda-tuprints-115895
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