Critiques of Knowing explores what happens to science and computing when we think of them as texts. Lynette Hunter elegantly weaves together vast areas of thought: rhetoric, politics, AI, computing, feminism, science studies, aesthetics and epistemology.
Critiques of Knowing shows us that what we need is a radical shake-up of approaches to the arts if the critiques of science and computing are to come to any fruition.
Lynette Hunter is Professor of the History of Rhetoric at University of Leeds. She is the author of several books including Rhetorical Space, Outsider Notes: Feminist Approaches to Ideology, Modern Allegory and Fantasy and Writing/Reading, and Publishing
Introduction 1. The Ethos of the Nation State: Idelology, Discourse and Standpoint 2. Rhetoric and Artificial Intellegence: Computing applications in the sciences, Computing applications in the arts. 3. AI and Representation: A Study of a rhetorical context for intellectual legitimacy 4. The Socialising of Context: Methodologies for Hypertext Topical reasoning in the history of rhetoric Topical reasoning in hypertexts 5. Feminist Critiques of Science: From Standpoint to Rhetorical Stance Recapitulation Bridgework 6. A Feminist Critique of the Rhetorical Stance of Contemporary Aesthetics: Alternative Standpoints Footnotes Bibliography