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Critical environments : postmodern theory and the pragmatics of the "outside"

Author: Cary Wolfe
Publisher: Minneapolis : University Of Minnesota Press, 1998.
Series: Theory out of bounds, v. 13.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Cary Wolfe investigates three of the most significant strains of postmodern theory--pragmatism, systems theory, and poststructuralism--and shows how each confronts the specter of an "outside" not wholly constituted by discourses, language games, and interpretive communities. He then assesses these confrontations in light of an essentially pragmatic view of theory, one that constantly asks what practical and material  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cary Wolfe
ISBN: 9780816688494 0816688494 0816630186 9780816630189 0816630194 9780816630196
OCLC Number: 173240558
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Acknowledgments; Introduction. Nothing Fails like Success: The Postmodern Moment and the Problem of the "Outside"; 1 Pragmatism: Rorty, Cavell, and Others; 2 Systems Theory: Maturana and Varela with Luhmann; 3 Poststructuralism: Foucault with Deleuze; Conclusion: Post-Marxism, Critical Politics, and the Environment of Theory; Notes; Index.
Series Title: Theory out of bounds, v. 13.
Responsibility: Cary Wolfe.

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