A Pragmatic Construction of the Self in English Composition Theory (Hardback)Joseph Zeppetello (author)
Hardback 156 Pages / Published: 01/12/1999
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For composition instructors caught between traditional theories that emphasize writing skills and newer theories that require entering a political arena on behalf of certain neglected groups of students, Zeppetello (English, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, New York) adapts the thought of Richard Rorty into a pragmatic alternative for the classroom. He considers the essentialist self, which is out there waiting to be discovered and understood; the linguistic self, which is contingent and entirely created by language; and the pragmatic self, both classical and modern, which is contingent on language, which is also in turn contingent.
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Number of pages: 156
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