ERIC Number: EJ598970
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Materiality, Symbolicity, and the Rhetoric of Order: "Dialectical Biologism" as Motive in Burke.
Engnell, Richard A.
Western Journal of Communication, v62 n1 p1-25 Win 1998
Considers how the work of Kenneth Burke has recently been critiqued for its lack of attention to the role of non-symbolic motivation in rhetoric. Describes Burke's contributions as a "dialectical biologism" that sets forth a system of five symbolic/material dialectics that undergird all rhetorical appeal. Suggests that the most effective rhetoric strategies must integrate material and symbolic motives. (SC)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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