ERIC Number: ED188166
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Phenomenology and the Writing Process.
Carroll, Joyce Armstrong
The change of emphasis from the written product to writing as a process manifests another important change--one from logical to phenomenological consciousness. Phenomenologically speaking, writing is both "immanent" in the writer and "transcendent" outside the writer. It is thinking of general concepts that actually occurred and writing about these things using every judgment, memory, expectation, inference, conviction, opinion, doubt, and emotion to write about these things. It is hearing and imagining sounds, seeing and imagining objects, sensing and imagining warmth and cold and writing about these things. The change from product to process came about because phenomenological consciousness enables us to "know" differently. As a result, the change continues to move us away from the traditional rhetoric paradigm all wrapped in "what's" to a process approach paradigm all packaged with "how's." (HOD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (31st, Washington, DC, March 13-15, 1980).