Theories of Communications Exam 2

Theories of Communications Exam 2 - Caitlin Rose Theories...

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Caitlin’Rose ’ Theories’of’Communications’ Midterm,’Fall’2012’ Section B, Question #7 The’world,’according’to’Platonism,’consists’of’one’hierarchical’model,’ followed’by’multiple’cop ies’and’ending’with’simulacrum.’ Burke’could’relate’to’this’ theory,’as ’ it’matches ’ one’of’the’many’components’involved’in’ The Definition of Man ;’ this’component’was’known’as’the’fourth’clause,’explaining’ the’ultimate’craving’ human’beings’have’for’order’and’structure.’By’insisting’that’there’is’a n’ original’ model’that’leads’us,’the’concept’of’Platonism’links’to’the’overall’striv e’for’ perfection,’which’is’the’central’issue’of’communication.’ Beyond’this’reason’alone,’ Platonism’is’something’that’many’theorists’within’our’readings’were/are’critical’of. Although’Plato±s’idea ’ could’be’identified’in’Burke±s’ The Definition of Man ,’his’ piece’titled’ Psychology and Form ’ seems’to’oppose.’ As’Burke’describes,’ information’ and’artistry’seem’to’have’a’constant’battle’with’each’other’when’it’comes’to’the’ audience±s’perception.’Similar’to’a’model’of’Plato±s’hierarchy,’information’is’sought’ through’ art’in’order’to’bring’forth’some’sort’of’conclusion’or’understanding.’ Wilde’ also’agrees’that’ this’concept’negatively’affects’ the’way’people’view’art:’life’ imitates’ art;’ therefore,’when’informational’art’becomes’the’hierarchy,’the’ theories’of ’ art’are ’ minimized.’ A’last’example’to’ include’ would’be’Postman±s’words’in’ Alfred Korzybski :’
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