Permanence and Change: An Anatomy of Purpose, Third Edition

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University of California Press, 23 mai 1984 - 336 pages
Permanence and Change was written and first published in the depths of the Great Depression. Attitudes Toward History followed it two years later. These were revolutionary texts in the theory of communication, and, as classics, they retain their surcharge of energy. Permanence and Change treats human communication in terms of ideal cooperation, whereas Attitudes Towards History characterizes tactics and patterns of conflict typical of actual human associations. It is in Permanence and Change that Burke establishes in path-breaking fashion that form permeates society just as it does poetry and the arts. Hence, his master idea that forms of art are not exclusively aesthetic: the cycles of a storm, the gradations of a sunrise, the stages of an epidemic, the undoing of Prince Hamlet are all instances of progressive form. This new edition of Permanence and Change reprints Hugh Dalziel Duncan's long sociological introduction and includes a substantial new afterward in which Burke reexamines his early ideas in light of subsequent developments in his own thinking and in social theory.
 

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Table des matières

INTRODUCTION
xiii
STYLE
xiv
PROLOGUE
xlvii
PART I
lix
Motives Are Subdivisions in a Larger
19
OCCUPATIONAL PSYCHOSIS
37
MAGIC RELIGION AND SCIENCE
59
THE RANGE OF PIETY
71
CONCLUSION
159
CAUSALITY AND COMMUNICATION
169
PERMANENCE AND CHANGE
179
SECULAR MYSTICISM IN BENTHAM
188
THE ETHICAL CONFUSION
195
THE SEARCH FOR MOTIVES
216
OCCUPATION
237
THE POETRY OF ACTION
247

NEW MEANINGS
80
PERSPECTIVE AS METAPHOR
89
ARGUMENT BY ANALOGY
95
SECULAR CONVERSIONS
125
MEANING AND REGRESSION
148
CONCLUSIONS
262
APPENDIX
274
AFTERWORD
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Kenneth Burke has been termed "simply the finest literary critic in the world, and perhaps the finest since Coleridge" (Stanley Edgar Hyman, The New Leader). Mr. Burke has published ten other works with the University of California Press: Towards a Better Life (1966); Language as Symbolic Action: Essays on Life, Literature, and Method (1966) Collected Poems, 1915-1967 (1968); The Complete White Oxen: Collected Short Fiction of Kenneth Burke (1968); A Grammar of Motives (1969); Permanence and Change: An Anatomy of Purpose (1984); The Philosophy of Literary Form (1974); A Rhetoric of Motives (1969); The Rhetoric of Religion: Studies in Logology (1970); and Attitudes Toward History, Third Edition (1984).

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