Christopher Norris, 2 August 1984
Show More Hermeneutics: Questions and Prospects edited by Gary Shapiro and Alan Sica.
Massachusetts, 310 pp., February 1984, 0 87023 416 1Show More
The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge by Jean-Francois Lyotard, translated by Geoff Bennington, Brian Massumi and Fredric Jameson.
Manchester, 110 pp., £23, August 1984, 0 7190 1450 6Show More
Literary Meaning: From Phenomenology to Deconstruction by William Ray.
Blackwell, 228 pp., £17.50, April 1984, 0 631 13457 3Show More
The Philosophy of the Novel: Lukacs, Marxism and the Dialectics of Form by J.M. Bernstein.
Harvester, 296 pp., £25, February 1984, 0 7108 0011 8Show More
Criticism and Objectivity by Raman Selden.
Allen and Unwin, 170 pp., £12.50, April 1984, 9780048000231Show More
“... Philosophers are understandably aggrieved when literary critics presume to instruct them in the finer points of textual interpretation. Particularly irksome is the claim of conceptual rhetoricians like Paul de Man that philosophy has not yet caught up with ‘elementary refinements’ that criticism has long since taken for granted. Deconstruction goes furthest towards contesting the status of philosophy by showing how its concepts finally come down to the ‘unmasterable’ play of linguistic figuration ...”