A rhetoric of motives.


[1st ed.].. New York, Prentice-Hall, 1950.

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Subjects Literatur.
Motiv.
Motivatie.
Rhetoric.
Rhétorique.
Semantics (Philosophy)
Sémantique (Philosophie)
Description xv, 340 pages 24 cm
Copyright Date 1950.
Contents I The range of rhetoric -- The "use" of Milton's Samson -- Qualifying the suicidal motive -- Self-immolation in Mathew Arnold -- Quality of Arnold's imagery -- The imagining of transformation -- Dramatic and philosophic terms for essence -- "Tragic" terms for personality types -- Recapitulation -- Imagery at face value -- Identification -- Identification and "consubstantiality" -- The identifying nature of property -- Identification and the "autonomous" -- The "autonomy" of science -- "Redemption" in post-Christian science -- Dual possibilities of science -- Ingenuous and cunning identifications -- Rhetoric of "address" (to the individual soul) -- Rhetoric and primitive magic -- Realistic function of rhetoric -- II Traditional principles of rhetoric -- Persuasion -- Identification -- Other variants of the rhetorical motive -- Formal appeal -- Rhetorical form in the large -- Imagination -- Image and idea -- Rhetorical analysis in Bentham -- Marx on "mystification" -- Terministic reservations (in view of Cromwell's motives) -- Carlyle on "mystery" -- Empson on "pastoral" identification -- The "invidious" as imitation, in Veblen -- Priority of the "idea" -- A metaphorical view of hierarchy -- Diderot on "pantomime" -- Generic, specific and individual motives in the Rochefoucauld -- De Gourmont on dissociation -- Pascal on "directing the intention" -- "Administrative" rhetoric in Machiavelli -- Dante's De Vulgari Eloquentia -- Rhetoric in the Middle Ages -- "Infancy," mystery and persuasion -- III Order -- Positive, dialectical, and ultimate terms -- Ultimate elements in the Marxist persuasion -- "Sociology of knowledge" vs. platonic "myth" -- "Mythic" ground and "context of situation" -- Courtship -- "Socioanagogic" interpretation of Venus and Adonis -- The paradigm of courtship: Castiglione -- The caricature of courtship: Kafka (The Castle) -- A "dialectical lyric"(Kierkegaard's Fear and Trembling) -- The kill and the absurd -- Order, the secret, and the kill -- Pure persuasion -- Rhetorical radiance of the "divine" -- 1 Henry James on the deity of "things" -- 2 "Social rating" of images in James -- 3 Rhetorical names for God -- 4 The "range of mountings" -- 5 Elation and accidie in Hopkins -- 6 Yeats / "Byzantium" and the last poems -- 7 Eliot / Early poems and "Quartets" -- 8 Principle of the oxymoron -- 9 Ultimate identification.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)919587
(OCoLC)ocm00919587
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WorldCat Identities Burke, Kenneth, 1897-1993.
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