By Kenneth Burke
On Human Nature: a meeting whereas every thing Flows brings jointly the overdue essays, autobiographical reflections, an interview, and a poem by means of the eminent literary theorist and cultural critic Kenneth Burke (1897-1993). Burke, writer of Language as Symbolic motion, A Grammar of factors, and Rhetoric of reasons, among different works, was once an cutting edge and unique philosopher who labored on the intersection of sociology, psychology, literary concept, and semiotics. This booklet, a variety of fourteen consultant items of his efficient later years, addresses many very important topics Burke tackled all through his occupation reminiscent of logology (his try to discover a common language concept and methodology), expertise, and ecology. The essays additionally tricky Burke's notions approximately creativity and its relation to emphasize, language and its literary makes use of, the relation of brain and physique, and extra. Provocative, idiosyncratic, and erudite, On Human Nature makes an important assertion approximately cultural linguistics and is a crucial rounding-out of the Burkean corpus.