Language As Symbolic Action: Essays on Life, Literature, and Method

Burke, Kenneth

This is where Burke defines the terministic screen concept. Language has power and we are foolish if we do not believe that perception is at least as important as reality. While there is much here that is difficult to process the concept of the terministic screen is a very worth while one and deserves special attention if you want to get a handle on anything you need to get a handle on the terminology used to describe, define or even hide it.

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