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Christopher Norris

Full Name: Christopher Norris
Gender: Male
Born: 1947-11-06
Number of Works: 61
As of 2007 he is Distinguished Research Professor in Philosophy at Cardiff University. He completed his PhD in English at University College London in 1975, while Sir Frank Kermode served as the Lord Northcliffe Professor of modern English literature there.

Until 1991 Norris taught in the Cardiff English Department. He has also held fellowships and visiting appointments at a number of institutions, including the University of California, Berkeley, the City University of New York and Dartmouth College.

He is one of the world's leading scholars on deconstruction, particularly in the work of Jacques Derrida. He has written numerous books and papers on literary theory and continental philosophy. Norris is now considered a philosopher in his own right: 2003's Life After Theory reference required featured an interview with Norris, placing him alongside Derrida as a significant contemporary.

ISBN: 0674198247, 9780674198241
Keywords: derrida
Pages: 272
Published: 1987
  • Rating: 60%
ISBN: 0801841372, 9780801841378
Keywords: ends, philosophy, theory, critical, postmodernism, wrong
Pages: 296
Published: 1990
  • Rating: 60%

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. As he explores leftist at
ISBN: 0415900808, 9780415900805
Keywords: aesthetic, ideology, critique, deconstruction, man, paul
Pages: 218
Published: 1988
  • Rating: 80%

Covering de Man's major writings, Norris addresses the question of his relationship to philosophical thinking in the post-Kantian tradition, his concern with "aesthetic ideology" and the vexed issue of his politics.
ISBN: 0856709611, 9780856709616
Keywords: series, deconstruction
Pages: 56
Published: 1996
  • Rating: 80%

Provides comprehensive documentation of deconstruction theory.
ISBN: 0415929563, 9780415929561
Keywords: modernity, project, unfinished, deconstruction
Pages: 256
Published: 2000
  • Rating: 80%

Through a close engagement with some key thinkers, Norris argues that deconstruction is part of the "unfinished project of modernity." a project whose interest and values it upholds by continuing to question them in a spirit of enlightened self-critical inquiry.
ISBN: 0826498299, 9780826498298
Keywords: guide, reader, event, badiou
Pages: 327
Published: 2009
  • Rating: 60%

Badiou is without doubt the most influential philosopher working in Europe today—this book will provide the first detailed introduction to Being and Event, a hugely important, but challenging book.
ISBN: 0631187189, 9780631187189
Keywords: postmodernism, truth
Pages: 344
Published: 1993
  • Rating: 60%
ISBN: 0826477321, 9780826477323
Keywords: philosophy, concepts, key, epistemology
Pages: 210
Published: 2005
  • Rating: 60%

Key Concepts in Philosophy is a series of concise, accessible and engaging introductions to the core ideas and subjects encountered in the study of philosophy. Specially written to meet the needs of students and those with an interest in, but little prior knowledge of, philosophy, these books open up fascinating, yet sometimes difficult ideas. The series builds to give a solid grounding in philosophy and each book is also ideal as a companion for further study. Renowned author Christopher Norris provides a lucid survey and analysis of the issues that have shaped that enterprise and continue