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Dramatism by Mind Map: Dramatism

1. Logology

1.1. Burke

1.1.1. Religious connotation, but secularized

1.2. Words about words

1.2.1. possibly a methodology

1.2.2. Words have real, if immaterial force

1.2.3. Reality of rhetorical form

1.2.3.1. performance of/through language

1.2.3.2. symbolic motivation

1.3. McGee

1.3.1. Ideograph

1.3.1.1. Manifestation of ideology

1.3.1.2. Building block of ideology

1.3.1.3. diachronic - history linking past meanings to present ones

1.3.1.4. synchronic - links between ideologies in the present

1.3.1.5. Appeals to higher a higher order allows for understanding; yet, variations that are culture dependent create differences in perceptions of higher order ideographs (e.g. survival of the body vs. survival of the soul)

2. Associated logics for critical inquiry

2.1. Fantasy

2.1.1. chained out

2.1.2. eventually becoming a rhetorical vision

2.2. pentadic analysis

2.2.1. act, scene, etc.

2.2.2. ratios determine perspective

2.3. Narrative paradigm

2.3.1. Not so much a methodology, but a different perspective on humanity's social activity

2.3.1.1. narrative fidelity

2.3.1.2. narrative probability

2.3.2. synthetic; incorporates/explains traditional views of rationality

3. Problems addressed

3.1. Nature of humanity

3.1.1. symbol using/misusing animal

3.1.1.1. Action/motion

3.1.1.1.1. conscious

3.1.1.1.2. unconscious

3.1.1.1.3. Action is fundamentally social; we always orient ourselves towards others

3.1.2. self as a polarity

3.1.2.1. physical being

3.1.2.2. symbolic self; identity

3.2. Nature of the world