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    What's in a name? Twentieth-century realism in Kenneth Burke's aesthetics
    Modern Intellectual History 13 (3): 713-745. 2016.
    This article discusses the philosopher-literary critic Kenneth Burke's philosophic realism. It traces central ideas in his own thought back to the new realists of the early twentieth century via his year at Columbia university and his close connection with Richard McKeon. It also describes and explains Burke's interactions with New Critic John Crowe Ransom as well as the period's logical positivists and his universalist counters to linguistic nominalism in favor of realism.
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    John Locke in the Twenty-First Century (review)
    Philosophy Today 59 (3): 541-546. 2015.
  • The Mind's Sufficient Grace: The Writings of Kenneth Burke, 1931--1941
    Dissertation, City University of New York. 2003.
    Kenneth Burke is often described as an idiosyncratic, if brilliant American thinker. Though he occasionally appears in the historiography of the nineteen-thirties as an unusually prescient and clear voice, the difficulty of his thought has previously consigned it to the province of literary theorists and the occasional literary historian, allowing him to be neglected by philosophers. ;Burke was an early proponent of rhetorical analysis and of situating opinion within its historical context, yet …Read more