• Nietzsche contra Burke: The melodrama in dramatism

    Author(s):
    Gregory Desilet (see profile)
    Date:
    2009
    Subject(s):
    Communication, Rhetoric
    Item Type:
    Article
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/bnv1-bw39
    Abstract:
    The works of Kenneth Burke and Friedrich Nietzsche find common ground in a similar understanding of the hortatory nature of language‐using. This similarity gives rise to a measure of dissonance when weighed against their radically differing conceptions of the negative—Burke employing a “sacrificial,” dialectical negative and Nietzsche a “discriminative,” nondialectical negative. These differences in use of the negative allow a distinction between two genres of dramatism with important consequences identified in tragic drama, illustrating contrasting orientations toward symbolic activity in general.
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