• A McKeonist Understanding of Kenneth Burke's Rhetorical Realism in Particular and Constructivism in General

    Author(s):
    Robert Victor Wess (see profile)
    Date:
    2015
    Group(s):
    TC Philosophy and Literature, TM Language Theory
    Subject(s):
    Philosophy, Rhetoric
    Item Type:
    Article
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6GK57
    Abstract:
    Readers of KB Journal likely know Richard McKeon mainly through his essays on rhetoric and his relationship to Kenneth Burke. But McKeon was first and foremost a philosopher who came to rhetoric in mid-career, so that his work is a philosophical path to and defense of rhetoric. This path, moreover, precisely because of its philosophical depth, offers insight into why "the linguistic turn," which began sooner than is commonly thought today, culminated in "the rhetorical turn" that informs constructivist theorizing in general and that is perhaps best exemplified by Burke's "rhetorical realism" in particular.
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    Status:
    Published
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