James Paradis
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Robert M. Metcalfe Professor of Writing, Program Head, Writing and Humanistic Studies, MIT

James Paradis is a noted scholar of literary and cultural perspectives on scientific rhetoric in the 19th century. His main fields of interest are Victorian Cultural Studies and Science and Technical Communication. This critical scholarship is highlighted by his books T.H. Huxley: Man’s Place in Nature (1978), and Samuel Butler: Victorian against the Grain – A Critical Overview (2007).

Paradis has also made significant contributions to the field of technical writing and communication. Together with Muriel Zimmerman he co-authored The MIT Guide to Science and Engineering Communication (1997) in order to strengthen the communication skills of MIT undergraduates.


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flag Lecture 20: Dualism and Personality in Post-Evolutionary Fiction
as author at  Darwin and Design,
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flag Lecture 21: T. H. Huxley and the Two States
as author at  Darwin and Design,
2039 views
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flag Lecture 22: H. G. Wells "The Time Machine" and The Final Utopia
as author at  Darwin and Design,
2024 views
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flag Lecture 18: Alan Turing and the Thinking Machine
as author at  Darwin and Design,
2190 views
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flag Lecture 16: Butler and Technological Autonomy
as author at  Darwin and Design,
1830 views
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flag Lecture 17: Evolution and Cybernetics
as author at  Darwin and Design,
2563 views
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flag Lecture 15: Naturalism and Utopia: Samuel Butler's "Erewhon"
as author at  Darwin and Design,
2401 views
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flag Lecture 11: Darwin and the Economy of the Natural World
as author at  Darwin and Design,
2232 views
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flag Lecture 13: Darwinian Synthesis
as author at  Darwin and Design,
2185 views
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flag Lecture 14: Darwin's "The Descent of Man" (1871)‏ and Human Culture
as author at  Darwin and Design,
2287 views
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flag Lecture 12: Natural Selection
as author at  Darwin and Design,
2039 views
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flag Lecture 10: Malthus and the Compound Mind
as author at  Darwin and Design,
2123 views
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flag Lecture 8: Adam Smith "Wealth of Nations" (1776): The Idea of an Oeconomy
as author at  Darwin and Design,
2498 views
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flag Lecture 9: Malthus and the Compound Interest World
as author at  Darwin and Design,
2042 views
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flag Lecture 7: William Paley and his Legacy
as author at  Darwin and Design,
2173 views
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flag Lecture 6: Philo and the Limits of Analogy
as author at  Darwin and Design,
2185 views
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flag Lecture 3: Genesis, Aristotle, and the Emergence of World Views
as author at  Darwin and Design,
2830 views
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flag Lecture 4: Voltaire and the Accidental World
as author at  Darwin and Design,
2559 views
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flag Lecture 5: Hume's Dialogues: Revealed Religion vs. Empirically-Based Religion
as author at  Darwin and Design,
2372 views
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flag Lecture 2: Alice in Wonderland
as author at  Darwin and Design,
2843 views
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flag Lecture 1: Darwin and Design
as author at  Darwin and Design,
3118 views
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flag Media in Transition 6: Summary Perspectives
as moderator at  MIT World Series: Media in Transition 6: Stone and Papyrus, Storage and Transmission,
together with: Mary Bryson, Marlene Manoff, John Durham Peters, Thomas Pettitt,
4712 views