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"Since at least Plato--" and other postmodernist myths

Author: M J Devaney
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Devaney surveys the fields of theories of postmodernism and criticises some of the most common claims found in them about philosophy, science, and the relationship of literary techniques to metaphysics, epistemology and political ideologies.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M J Devaney
ISBN: 0312175116 9780312175115 0333681649 9780333681640
OCLC Number: 36649464
Notes: Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Virginia, 1994.
Description: ix, 245 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: pt. I. Postmodernism and the Innocuous Logic of 'Both/And'. 1. The Rhetoric of the Logic of Both/And. 2. Paradox, Undecidability, and the Novel. 3. Postmodernism, Logic, and Politics. 4. Apparent Contradictions, True Contradictions, and Meaning --
pt. II. 'Modernity', 'Postmodernity', and All That: The 'Grand Narratives' of Postmodernism. 5. Metaphysically Underdetermined Beliefs. 6. Myths about Literary Realism. 7. Literature, Science, and Postmodernist Theory.
Responsibility: M.J. Devaney.
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