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Norris, Christopher 1947-

Works: 180 works in 987 publications in 6 languages and 31,032 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Publishing director, Illustrator, Performer, Honoree
Classifications: PN98.D43, 801.95
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Most widely held works by Christopher Norris
Deconstruction, theory and practice by Christopher Norris( Book )

106 editions published between 1978 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 2,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Setting out to shake not only literary critical assumptions but the very foundations of Western thought, deconstruction remains one of the most controversial strands of contemporary critical theory. This book offers an accessible guide to deconstruction
What's wrong with postmodernism : critical theory and the ends of philosophy by Christopher Norris( Book )

37 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and held by 1,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Derrida by Christopher Norris( Book )

34 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 1,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bespreking van de theorieën van de Franse filosoof (geb. 1930)
Shostakovich, the man and his music by Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich( Book )

15 editions published between 1982 and 1989 in English and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artikelen over de Russische componist (1906-1975)
The truth about postmodernism by Christopher Norris( Book )

22 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book was written with a view to sorting out some of the muddles and misreadings - especially misreadings of Kant - that have characterized recent post-modernist and post-structuralist thought. For these issues have a relevance, as Norris argues, far beyond the academic enclaves of philosophy, literary theory, and cultural criticism. Thus he makes large claims for the importance of getting Kant right on the relation between epistemology, ethics and aesthetics; for pursuing the Kantian question 'What Is Enlightenment?' as raised in Foucault's late essays; or again, for recalling William Empson's spirited attempt to reassert the values of reason and truth against the orthodox 'lit crit' wisdom of his time. These are specialized concerns
The deconstructive turn : essays in the rhetoric of philosophy by Christopher Norris( Book )

35 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What might be the outcome for philosophy if its texts were subjected to the powerful techniques of rhetorical close-reading developed by current deconstructionist literary critics? This book is the first to explore such questions in the context of modern analytic and linguistic philosophy. In doing so it opens up a new and challenging dimension of inter-disciplinary study
The contest of faculties : philosophy and theory after deconstruction by Christopher Norris( Book )

18 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Routledge Revival, first published in 1985, gives detailed attention to the bearing of literary theory on questions of truth, meaning and reference. On the one hand, deconstruction brings a vigilant awareness of the figural and narrative tropes that make up the discourse of philosophic reason. On the other it insists that argumentative rigour cannot be divorced from the kind of close reading that has come to characterize literary theory in its more advanced or speculative forms. This present-day 'contest of faculties' has large implications for philosophers and critics, many of whom will
Paul de Man, deconstruction and the critique of aesthetic ideology by Christopher Norris( Book )

22 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and Japanese and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul de Man - literary critic, literary philosopher, "American deconstructionist"--Changed the landscape of criticism through his rigorous theories and writings. Upon its original publication in 1988, Christopher Norris' book was the first full-length introduction to de Man, a reading that offers a much-needed corrective to the pattern of extreme antithetical response which marked the initial reception to de Man's writings
Deconstruction and the interests of theory by Christopher Norris( Book )

27 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and Italian and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Post-structuralist readings of English poetry( Book )

17 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There has been a plethora of monographs and textbooks dealing with the many aspects of deconstruction and post-structuralist theory in recent years. What is needed now is a book which demonstrates in very concrete terms the possible application of post-structuralist theory to literary texts. This volume answers that need. A group of distinguished practitioners in the field have been invited to offer close readings of well-known poems from the established canon of English poetry. The texts chosen range from Renaissance sonneteers through Shakespeare, the Metaphysicals, the Augustan and Romantic periods, to Eliot and developments in the wake of modernism. An extensive reference and bibliographical section will provide useful points, of entry for those who wish to pursue critical issues which the book will inevitably raise. The book is unique in bringing together theory and practical application across such a range of texts from a single, canonical tradition
Epistemology by Christopher Norris( Book )

14 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christopher Norris attempts to make epistemology, the theory of knowledge, accessible to students and those with little prior knowledge of the subject through a series of debates which aim to give an balanced overview
On truth and meaning : language, logic and the grounds of belief by Christopher Norris( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this new book Christopher Norris explores a range of contiguous issues in epistemology, ethics, and philosophy of mind, language, and logic. In a series of closely argued chapters Norris draws out the two chief kinds of deficit; normative and causal-explanatory that have characterised much recent work in the analytic line of descent. He pinpoints their source in various failed attempts, after Quine, to make good the promise of a naturalised epistemology that would remedy those defects while not falling prey to the Quinean barrage of sceptical objections. Altogether Norris' book offers a wid
Quantum theory and the flight from realism : philosophical responses to quantum mechanics by Christopher Norris( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quantum Theory and the Flight from Realismis a critical introduction to the long-standing debate concerning the conceptual foundations of quantum mechanics, and the problems it has posed for physicists and philosophers from Einstein to the present. Quantum theory has been a major influence on postmodernism, and presents significant challenges for realists. Clarifying these debates for the non-specialist, Christopher Norris examines the premises of orthodox quantum theory and its impact on various philosophical developments. He subjects a wide range of opponents and supporters of realism to a high and equal level of scrutiny. Combining rigor and intellectual generosity, he draws out the merits and weaknesses from opposing arguments
Minding the gap : epistemology & philosophy of science in the two traditions by Christopher Norris( Book )

11 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Christopher Norris challenges the view that there is no room for productive engagement between mainstream analytic philosophers and thinkers in the post-Kantian continental line of descent. On the contrary, he argues, this view is simply the product of a limiting perspective that accompanied the rise of logical positivism." "Norris reveals the various shared concerns that have often been obscured by parochial interests or the desire to stake out separate philosophical territory. He examines the problems that emerged within the analytic tradition as a result of its turn against Husserlian phenomenology and its outright rejection of what came to be seen as a merely "psychologistic" approach to issues of meaning, knowledge, and truth."--Jacket
Philosophy of language and the challenge to scientific realism by Christopher Norris( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the book Christopher Norris develops the case for scientific realism by tackling various adversary arguments from a range of anti-realist positions. Through a close critical reading he shows how they fail to make adequate sense on any rational, consistent, and scientifically informed survey of the evidence. Along the way he incorporates a number of detailed case-studies from the history and philosophy of science."--Jacket
Re-thinking the cogito : naturalism, reason and the venture of thought by Christopher Norris( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Re-Thinking the Cogito seeks to combinea strongly naturalistic with a distinctively rationalist perspective on some nowadays much-discussed issues in philosophy of mind. Against the common view that they involve downright incompatible conceptions of mind, knowledge and ethics it seeks to unite a naturalism that draws on recent advances in neurophysiology and cognitive science with an outlook that gives full weight to those normative values at the heart of rationalist thought. True to the book's constructive spirit, Norrisoffers various detailed proposals for bringing the two approaches into a mutually enhancing - though also mutually provocative - relationship. He finds that claim strikingly prefigured in Spinoza's working-out of a non-reductive yet metaphysically uncompromising mind/body monism. Moreover he suggests how a thoroughly naturalised approach might yet become a locus of productive engagement with the work of an ultra-rationalist thinker such as Alain Badiou. Thus Norris puts the case that physically embodied human thought has cognitive, intellectual and creative powers that cannot and need not be accounted for in terms of conscious (let alone self-conscious) reflection.>
Platonism, music and the listener's share by Christopher Norris( Book )

10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What is a musical work? What are its identity-conditions and the standards (if any) that it sets for a competent, intelligent, and musically perceptive act of performance or audition? Can works be thought of as possessing certain attributes, structural features, or intrinsically valuable qualities that might always elude even the sharpest-eared listener?" "These are some of the questions that Christopher Norris addresses by way of a sustained critical engagement with the New Musicology and debates in recent philosophy of music. His book puts the case for a 'qualified Platonist' approach that would respect the relative autonomy of musical works as objects of more or less adequate understanding, appreciation, and evaluative judgement whilst leaving room for the 'listener's share' - or the phenomenology of musical experience - in so far as those works necessarily depend for their realization from one hearing to the next upon certain humanly salient modes of perceptual and cognitive response."--Jacket
Badiou's Being and event : a reader's guide by Christopher Norris( Book )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Context -- Overview of themes -- Part I: Being : multiple and void : Plato/cantor -- Part II: Being : excess, state of the situation, one/multiple, whole/parts, or -- Part III: Being : nature and infinity : Heidegger/Galileo -- Part IV: The event : history and ultra-one -- Part V: The event : intervention and fidelity : Pascal/choice -- Holderlin/deduction -- Part VI: Quantity and knowledge : the discernible(or constructible) : Leibniz/Gadel -- Part VII: The generic : indiscernible and truth -- The event / P.J. Cohen -- Part VIII: Forcing : truth and the subject : beyond Lacan
Derrida, Badiou and the formal imperative by Christopher Norris( Book )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A challenge to the inherently hostile relationship between analytic and continental philosophy through the work of Jacques Derrida and Alain Badiou
Philosophy outside-in : a critique of academic reason by Christopher Norris( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Raises some basic questions about the way that academic philosophy has been conducted over the past quarter-century and, in doing so, offers a strong counter-statement to the overly specialised character of much recent work in the analytic mainstream"--Page 4 of cover
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Alternative Names
Christopher Norris filósofo británico

Christopher Norris philosophe britannique

Noris, Kristofer

Norris, C. C.

Norris, Christopher

Norris, Christopher Charles 1947-

Кристофер Норрис

Кристофър Норис

كريستوفر نوريس، 1947-

노리스, 크리스토퍼

ノリス, Ch

ノリス, クリストファー

What's wrong with postmodernism : critical theory and the ends of philosophyDerridaThe truth about postmodernismThe deconstructive turn : essays in the rhetoric of philosophyThe contest of faculties : philosophy and theory after deconstructionPaul de Man, deconstruction and the critique of aesthetic ideologyDeconstruction and the interests of theoryPost-structuralist readings of English poetry