Consummation: Kenneth Burke’s Third Creative Motive
Journal article, Peer reviewed
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Original versionKB Journal 2017. 12 (2)
Kenneth Burke scholars differ on what the meaning of Burke's concept of consummation is and how it relates to perfection and entelechy. This article argues that consummation is a third creative motive (transcending self-expression and communication) that requires a rigorous vocabulary in order to be an active motivational force.