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Truth and the ethics of criticism

Author: Christopher Norris
Publisher: Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA and Canada by St. Martin's Press, ©1994.
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This text is a reply to some of the more doctrinaire beliefs that pass for "radical" thinking. For the most part, Norris argues, these ideas are based on a false understanding of crucial episodes in their own pre-history.
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Named Person: Jürgen Habermas
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Norris
ISBN: 0719044529 9780719044526 0719044537 9780719044533
OCLC Number: 30476764
Description: 148 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction: the retreat from high theory ---
Science, ideology, and 'local knowledge' ---
Knowledge and human interests: Habermas, Lyotard, Foucault ---
Textuality, difference, and cultural otherness ---
Ethics and alterity: Derrida on Levinas ---
'The dream of a purely heterological thought ... ' ---
Textual encounters: the prison-house of 'discourse' ---
Scepticism and Enlightenment: Kristeva contra post-structuralism ---
Persons, not subjects: community and difference ---
Of truth and falsehood in an extra-textual sense ---
Postscript: 'the undefined work of freedom'-Foucault and.
Responsibility: Christopher Norris.

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