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ERIC Number: ED074497
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 62
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Dramatism and Development.
Burke, Kennth
This book contains two lectures delivered in the Heinz Weiner Lecture Series: "Biology, Psychology, Words" and "Archetype and Entelechy." The first lecture summarizes some of the central concepts of the author's thought, beginning with the proposition that "dramatistic terms" can be directly applied to the study of behavior because people literally do "act." Other topics discussed are the social role of tragedy, audience psychology, irony, concepts of biological determinism versus those of freedom, and various components of "dramatistic" theory. The second lecture discusses the concepts of archetype and entelechy as they relate to the Oedipus Complex, and the essay also explores the ways in which words affect our observations and actions. The final topic of concern is the confrontation between humanism and "technologism." Three brief appendixes, serving as explanatory notes to some of the concepts in the lectures, are included. (Author/DI)
Barre Publishing Company, South Street, Barre, Mass. 01005 ($5.95)
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