Notes on Kenneth Burke’s “The Nature of Art under Capitalism” (1933)

Kenneth Burke, “The Nature of Art under Capitalism,” The Philosophy of Literary Form, 3rd revised ed. (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1973), 314-22.
Bibliographical Notes
Text Notes

 

Bibliographical Notes

1. Originally published in The Nation 87 (Dec 1933): 67577.


Text Notes

1. On p. 315, Burke refers to American philosopher and educator John Dewey’s (1859-1952) concept of “occupational psychosis.” This brief discussion of Dewey’s concept prefigures the prominent role it will play in the social theory Burke begins to develop in Permanence and Change (1935; see 37-49).

2. On p. 316, Burke refers to American economist and social theorist Thorstein Veblen’s (1857-1929) Theory of Business Enterprise (1904).