3rd Edition

Deconstruction Theory and Practice

By Christopher Norris Copyright 2002
    252 Pages
    by Routledge

    248 Pages
    by Routledge

    Deconstruction: Theory and Practice has been acclaimed as by far the most readable, concise and authoritative guide to this topic. Without oversimplifying or glossing over the challenges, Norris makes deconstruction more accessible to the reader. The volume focuses on the works of Jacques Derrida which caused this seismic shift in critical thought, as well as the work of North American critics Paul de Man, Geoffrey Hartman, J. Hillis Miller and Harold Bloom.
    In this third, revised edition, Norris builds on his 1991 Afterword with an entirely new Postscript, reflecting upon recent critical debate. The Postscript includes an extensive list of recommended reading, complementing what was already one of the most useful bibliographies available.

    General editor’s preface, Acknowledgements, Introduction, 1 Roots: structuralism and New Criticism, 2 Jacques Derrida: language against itself, 3 From voice to text: Derrida’s critique of philosophy, 4 Nietzsche: philosophy and deconstruction, 5 Between Marx and Nietzsche: the politics of deconstruction, 6 The American connection, 7 Conclusion: dissenting voices, Afterword (1991): further thoughts on deconstruction, postmodernism and the politics of theory, Postscript to the third (2002) edition, Notes for further reading (1982), Bibliography (including works cited), Index


    Christopher Norris is Distinguished Research Professor in Philosophy at the University of Cardiff, Wales.