It is ironic that one of the chief architects of deconstructionism
(Nietzsche) has, by virtue of his other perspectives, led in this book, as well as in a few recent studies of Nietzsche as/and literature, to the softening of the metal/mettle of deconstructionism
Sections focus on plot and character development, major themes, literary devices and style, narrative point of view, historical setting, and alternative critical perspectives, such as reader-response analysis, Freudian literary criticism, feminist analysis, and deconstructionism
Logical positivism, existentialism, structuralism, and deconstructionism
are not so much antimetaphysical trends as attempts to articulate a consistent postmetaphysical position.
In this way (that is, by showing that the arguments presuppose a notion of organic unity) the author deconstructs deconstructionism
and, perhaps more importantly, outlines pragmatic justifications for the interpretive presumption of a work's unity, a presumption that does not commit itself to the existence of "foundationally independent and self-identical entities" (p.
Anticipating this objection, Graff challenges the bias against critical theory (poststructuralism, deconstructionism
Rather than linger over tired debates about the deleterious effects of deconstructionism
and the newness of new historicism, Habib (English, Rutgers U.
In chapter ra, the final section of the book, Carter examines the place of deconstructionism
in this whole project.
And he examines such cultural strands as literary deconstructionism
, Afrocentrism, and other "politically correct" orthodoxies of current academe.
The immediate occasion for the current inquiry is a concern about the skepticism introduced by nominalism and deconstructionism
regarding our ability to apprehend eide -- that is, to rise above the privacy of our own sensations and feelings and the limitations of our ethnicity in order to be the locus of the apprehension of universal principles of order implicit in sensation and in organic existence -- indeed, in the very character of spatio-temporal existence itself.
His comments on Derrida's deconstructionism
He asks whether, between the transcendental ego of the Cartesian tradition and the rhetorical, interpreted subject of deconstructionism
, there is an epistemological status for the self?
of Copenhagen) assumes that it is possible to understanding philosophical texts of the past with a reasonable and qualified degree of objectivity, so therefore does not invite social constructionism, constructionism, or deconstructionism
to the discussion; they have never contributed to the historiography of philosophy anyway, he says.