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What's wrong with postmodernism : critical theory and the ends of philosophy

Author: Christopher Norris
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1990.
Series: Parallax (Baltimore, Md.)
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In What's Wrong with Postmodernism Norris critiques the "postmodern-pragmatist malaise" of Baudrillard, Fish, Rorty, and Lyotard. In contrast he finds a continuing critical impulse -- an "enlightened or emancipatory interest"--In thinkers like Derrida, de Man, Bhaskar, and Habermas. Offering a provocative reassessment of Derrida's influence on modern thinking, Norris attempts to sever the tie between deconstruction  Read more...
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Norris, Christopher, 1947-
What's wrong with postmodernism.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1990
(OCoLC)624515203
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Norris
ISBN: 0801841364 9780801841361 0801841372 9780801841378
OCLC Number: 21950684
Description: viii, 287 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Deconstruction, postmodernism and philosophy : Habermas on Derrida --
Right you are (if you think so) : Stanley Fish and the rhetoric of assent --
Limited think : how not to read Derrida --
Lost in the funhouse : Baudrillard and the politics of postmodernism --
Derrida and Kant --
Music, language and the sublime --
Settling accounts : Heidegger, de Man and the ends of philosophy.
Series Title: Parallax (Baltimore, Md.)
Responsibility: Christopher Norris.
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In What's Wrong with Postmodernism Norris critiques the "postmodern-pragmatist malaise" of Baudrillard, Fish, Rorty, and Lyotard. In contrast he finds a continuing critical impulse -- an "enlightened or emancipatory interest"--In thinkers like Derrida, de Man, Bhaskar, and Habermas. Offering a provocative reassessment of Derrida's influence on modern thinking, Norris attempts to sever the tie between deconstruction and American literary critics who, he argues, favor endless, playful, polysemic interpretation at the expense of systematic argument.

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"If I had to recommend one book on postmodern theory, this would be it." -- Gregory Meyerson, English Literature in Transition

 
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