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The truth about postmodernism

Author: Christopher Norris
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; Cambridge, Mass., USA : Blackwell, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book was written with a view to sorting out some of the muddles and misreadings - especially misreadings of Kant - that have characterized recent post-modernist and post-structuralist thought. For these issues have a relevance, as Norris argues, far beyond the academic enclaves of philosophy, literary theory, and cultural criticism. Thus he makes large claims for the importance of getting Kant right on the
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Named Person: Immanuel Kant; Kant, Immanuel <1724-1804>; Immanuel Kant; Immanuel Kant; Michel Foucault; Immanuel Kant; Immanuel Kant; Michel Foucault
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Norris
ISBN: 0631187170 9780631187172 0631187189 9780631187189
OCLC Number: 26807225
Description: 333 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The 'end of ideology' again : old themes for new times --
'What is enlightenment' : Foucault on Kant --
For truth in criticism : William Empson and the claims of theory --
Kant disfigured : ethics, deconstruction and the textual sublime --
Getting at truth : genealogy, critique and postmodern scepticism.
Responsibility: Christopher Norris.

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A critique of the failures and omissions of postmodern thought, aiming to give a clarification of postmodernism, and to relate it to the socialist project by suggesting that the "politics of theory"  Read more...

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