Deconstruction / Edition 3

Deconstruction / Edition 3

by Christopher Norris
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415280109

ISBN-13: 9780415280105

Pub. Date: 05/23/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Deconstruction: Theory and Practice has been acclaimed as by far the most readable, concise and authoritative guide to this topic. Without oversimplifying or glossing over the challenges, Norris makes deconstruction more accessible to the reader. The volume focuses on the works of Jacques Derrida which caused this seismic shift in critical thought, as

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Deconstruction: Theory and Practice has been acclaimed as by far the most readable, concise and authoritative guide to this topic. Without oversimplifying or glossing over the challenges, Norris makes deconstruction more accessible to the reader. The volume focuses on the works of Jacques Derrida which caused this seismic shift in critical thought, as well as the work of North American critics Paul de Man, Geoffrey Hartman, J. Hillis Miller and Harold Bloom.
In this third, revised edition, Norris builds on his 1991 Afterword with an entirely new Postscript, reflecting upon recent critical debate. The Postscript includes an extensive list of recommended reading, complementing what was already one of the most useful bibliographies available.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415280105
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/23/2002
Series:
New Accents Series
Edition description:
3rd Edition
Pages:
252
Sales rank:
1,075,420
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.57(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

General Editor's Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
1Roots: structuralism and New Criticism1
From Kant to Saussure: the prison-house of concepts4
New Critic into structuralist?7
Roland Barthes8
Beyond New Criticism15
2Jacques Derrida: language against itself18
Blindness and Insight: deconstructing the New Criticism22
Language, writing, differance24
Culture, nature, writing: Rousseau and Levi-Strauss32
3From voice to text: Derrida's critique of philosophy41
Phenomenology and/or structuralism?47
4Nietzsche: philosophy and deconstruction55
Nietzsche, Plato and the sophists59
Deconstruction on two wheels60
Writing and philosophy63
Beyond interpretation?66
Nietzsche and Heidegger67
Nietzsche's umbrella69
5Between Marx and Nietzsche: the politics of deconstruction73
Derrida on Hegel74
Marxism, structuralism and deconstruction77
Nietzsche contra Marx?82
Foucault and Said: the rhetoric of power84
6The American connection89
Deconstruction 'on the wild side': Geoffrey Hartman and J. Hillis Miller91
Paul de Man: rhetoric and reason99
Deconstruction at the limit?104
'Ordinary language': the challenge from Austin107
Harold Bloom114
Derrida and Bloom on Freud121
7Conclusion: dissenting voices124
Wittgenstein: language and scepticism127
Afterword (1991): further thoughts on deconstruction, postmodernism and the politics of theory134
Postscript to the third (2002) edition156
Notes for further reading (1982)179
Bibliography (including works cited)190
Index225

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