22 May 1986
Show More Contest of Faculties: Philosophy and Theory after Deconstruction by Christopher Norris.
Methuen, 247 pp., £16, November 1985, 0 416 39939 8Show More
Philosophical Profiles by Richard Bernstein.
Polity, 313 pp., £25, January 1986, 0 7456 0226 6Show More
Against Theory: Literary Studies and the New Pragmatism edited by W.J.T. Mitchell.
Chicago, 146 pp., £12.75, November 1985, 0 226 53226 7Show More
“... than persuade, which can, some day at least, lead us to the truth. These are heady charges. Yet, though the lines of battle have been starkly drawn, the engagements are seldom direct. Christopher Norris describes the situation perceptively in The Contest of Faculties, paying special attention to one of the parties on the literary side of the dispute: ‘Deconstructionists,’ he writes, ‘continue ...”