A Grammar of Motives / Edition 1

A Grammar of Motives / Edition 1

by Kenneth Burke
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520015444

ISBN-13: 9780520015449

Pub. Date: 10/01/1969

Publisher: University of California Press


About this book Mr. Burke contributes an introductory and summarizing remark, "What is involved, when we say what people are doing and why they are doing it? An answer to that question is the subject of this book. The book is concerned with the basic forms of through which, in accordance with the nature of the world as all men necessarily experience it, are…  See more details below

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About this book Mr. Burke contributes an introductory and summarizing remark, "What is involved, when we say what people are doing and why they are doing it? An answer to that question is the subject of this book. The book is concerned with the basic forms of through which, in accordance with the nature of the world as all men necessarily experience it, are exemplified in the attributing of motives. These forms of though can be embodied profoundly or trivially, truthfully or falsely. They are equally present in systematically elaborated or metaphysical structures, in legal judgments, in poetry and fiction, in political and scientific works, in news and in bits of gossip offered at random."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520015449
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
10/01/1969
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
560
Sales rank:
573,906
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.38(d)

Table of Contents


Introduction

Part One: Ways of Placement
I. CONTAINER AND THING CONTAINED
II. ANTINOMIES OF DEFINITION
III. SCOPE AND REDUCTION

Part Two: The Philosophic Schools
I. SCENE
II. AGENT IN GENERAL
III. ACT
IV. AGENCY AND PURPOSE

Part Three: On Dialectic
I. THE DIALECTIC OF CONSTITUTIONS
II. DIALECTIC IN GENERAL

Appendix
Index

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