The essential introduction to the theory and practice of deconstruction, now in the third edition.
Christopher Norris is a distinguished research professor in philosophy at the University of Cardiff, Wales. He is also the author of many groundbreaking books including Quantum Theory and Flight from Realism (2000).
Roots: structuralism and New Criticism
From Kant to Saussure: the prison-house of concepts
New Critic into structuralist?
Beyond New Criticism
Jacques Derrida: language against itself
Blindness and Insight: deconstructing the New Criticism
Language, writing, difference
Culture, nature, writing: Rousseau and Lévi-Straus
Nietzsche: philosophy and deconstruction
Nietzsche, Plato and the sophists
Deconstruction on two wheels
Writing and philosophy
Nietzsche and Heidegger
Between Marx and Nietzsche: the politics of deconstruction
Derrida on Hegel
Marxism, structuralism and deconstruction
Nietzsche contra Marx?
Foucault and Said: the rhetoric of power
The American connection
Deconstruction ‘on the wild side’: Geoffrey Hartman and J. Hillis Miller
Paul de Man: rhetoric and reason
Deconstruction at the limit?
‘Ordinary language’: the challenge from Austin Harold Bloom
Derrida and Bloom on Freud
Conclusion: dissenting voices
Wittgenstein: language and scepticism
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)