Composition As a Human Science: Contributions to the Self-Understanding of a Discipline

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Oxford University Press, Jul 25, 1991 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 287 pages
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This groundbreaking collection of essays is one of the first works to reflect directly and systematically on the conceptual and ethical basis for composition studies as a new discipline of written language. Phelps articulates a philosophy of composition generous enough to accommodate all the strands of current work without being overly eclectic--an open framework subject to modification and addition as the field develops. She draws on wide reading in the humanities and social sciences--including cognitive science, linguistics, literary theory, education, philosophy, hermeneutics, rhetoric, and psychology--to define the contribution and place of composition studies within the larger intellectual and cultural community. The book will therefore interest theorists and scholars in a wide variety of fields.
 

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Contents

The Process of Reconstruction
85
Application
203
Works Cited
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