By Kenneth Burke
Approximately this e-book Mr. Burke contributes an introductory and summarizing comment, "What is concerned, after we say what individuals are doing and why they're doing it? a solution to that query is the topic of this e-book. The publication is worried with the elemental kinds of wherein, based on the character of the realm as all males inevitably event it, are exemplified within the attributing of causes. those sorts of notwithstanding could be embodied profoundly or trivially, honestly or falsely. they're both found in systematically elaborated or metaphysical constructions, in criminal judgments, in poetry and fiction, in political and clinical works, in information and in bits of gossip provided at random."
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11, p. 711) among the letters written by William James to his father there is one in which William is r e p l ~ i n gto some O£ his £ath& theological and ontological speculations. H e raises an objection to something his father had written. " And he continues: l ] / Now 1don't see what the word "creation" can mean if this be totally excluded, or what there is to justify its discrimination from pantheism. Creation, emanation, have at al1 times been opposed to pantheism, immanence; and it is evident from the scorn with which you always mention pantbeism that you, too, place a broad gulf between them.
Translated dramatistically: the sheer work in a factory would not be an act. It would be little more than motion. organizati~n. This act is o£ revolutionary import since the &eer ownership Af the factories is a state: hence the property relation becomes increasingly passive, while the proletarian relation becomes increasingly active. However, reversals in keeping. with the antinomies of substance complicate the pattern. For the owners' state, in its governmental aspects, is anything but passive.
But we would also recognize that monotheisms (in which we would include any secular title for a universal spring of action, such as "nature" or "the profit motive") can prevail only insofar ANTINOMIES OP DEPINITION 45 as they are "incipiently" polytheistic, containing motivational terms (asaintsV)that break down the universality of the motive into narrower referente. According to the Marxist caicuius, insofar as the world becomes hdusmialized under capitalism, workers everywhere share the same social motives, since they al1 have the "factory situation" in common.