The Symbol as Formative
Experience represents our total interaction with our environment at any specific
moment or continuous period that encompasses our sensations, emotions, thoughts, and
1. Universal Experience
2. Mode of Experience
Burke's Definition of Rhetoric
1. Rhetoric is rooted in an essential function of language itself-which
to act as a symbolic means of inducing cooperation in beings that
by nature respond to symbols.
1. In a state o
Entelechy is an Aristotelian idea by which we name a thing's nature according to
the fruition, maturing, or ideal fulfillment proper to its kind (i.e. a "political animal")
The ambiguity of substance
1. That we are all discrete individuals possessin
a) Identification, Division, Re-Identification,
b) 3 View of substance
d) Ambiguity of Substance
e) Definition of Rhetoric (do NOT need to know all the different parts i.e.
Wrangle, Scramble, etc)
f) 3 forms of experience (im
Terms of Order
What does the study of words ("logology") reveal about how we tend to "order"
What does the study of words about god ("theology") help us learn about
How do we make use of our "Terms for Order" to change peo
Burke Ways of Placement
Dramatism is a method of analysis that takes as its starting point that all human
relations and motivations both are and can be interpreted through the language of drama
(i.e., a narrative like that of a play).
Dramatism is a
The Rhetoric of Hitler's Battle
1. What is the "medicine" Hitler has concocted to bring him to
How is Nazi totalitarianism possible?
A GRAND UNITED FRONT OF PREJUDICES
2. Why didn't this happen in the Unite
COMM: Guest Lecture #3
Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
He was a prophetic voice, where he anticipated the movements and
some of the thoughts that would be coming after him
Utopian, visionary, and a
It is not the pleasure of curiosity, nor the qui