[KB] Burke, Deacon, and Theology

Edward C Appel edwardcappel at frontier.com
Sat Mar 7 00:12:46 EST 2015

However, Carrol, thinking in terms of those implicit relationships is precisely what the symbolic species does, almost by compulsion, Deacon asserts, and explains.  (Later, on the explanation.)  As Deacon puts it, symbolizers live cognitively and emotionally in a "bi-layered world."

Back to my comment about Burke, Christianity, and hell.  Didn't Jack Selzer and Rosa Eberly visit Burke shortly before KB's death, sit with him around the kitchen table, and hear him mumbling something about how there is no heaven, only hell?  Selzer and Eberly published about the visit, can't think of the journal in question.

Whatr about it, Jack?  Am I close to being correct in this recollection?


On Fri, 3/6/15, Carrol Cox <cbcox at ilstu.edu> wrote:

 Subject: Re: [KB] Burke, Deacon, and Theology
 To: kb at kbjournal.org
 Date: Friday, March 6, 2015, 9:19 PM
 Edward C Appel : ".
 . .I could quote Scripture here, a passage in Romans and one
 in Hebrews on how the visible things of this world adumbrate
 a reality that is beyond.  I'll let Deacon expand on
 the matter in his own way in a subsequent post.
 Relations, in contrast to the things related,
 must be thought rather than observed. (Quoted or paraphrased
 from memory: Marx, Grudrisse.) The Scripture cited is quite
 compatible with a materialist view. When you hold an object
 in your hand, you can _see_ the object; you can _see_ the
 hand: you think the relationship between them, which is as
 beyond sense as any heavenly reality.
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