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Rorty, literary narrative and political theory

Barbara McGuinness

Rorty, literary narrative and political theory

by Barbara McGuinness

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Published by University of Newcastle upon Tyne in Newcastle .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Barbara McGuinness.
SeriesNewcastle discussion papers in politics -- No.15
ContributionsUniversity of Newcastle upon Tyne. Department of Politics.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17164847M

  How narrative moved beyond literary analysis. The use of narrative for political purposes was not invented in this century or even the last. For decades now, narrative theory . Where post-colonial theory holds a special place in the world of literature, post-colonial criticism – akin to analogous cultural studies – holds an exclusive viewpoint on literature and politics.

Rorty does two major things in this book. First, he presents a narrative of liberal efforts in the U.S. over the previous century; this provides an essential context under which we can see the current American Left and understand its critical blindspots that must be overcome if it is to lead to political change/5().   And Best’s book, The Fugitive’s Properties: Law and the Poetics of Possession (University of Chicago Press, ), is a careful study of legal and political history as well as literature .

1. The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli 2. The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx 3. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes 4. The Republic by Plato 5. The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau 6. On Liberty by John Stuart Mill 7. The Federalist Papers by Alexa. Literary Theories: A Sampling of Critical Lenses Literary theories were developed as a means to understand the various ways people read texts. The proponents of each theory believe their theory is the theory, but most of us interpret texts according to the "rules" of several different theories at a time. All literary theories are lenses.


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This article seeks to examine Rorty's contention that literary narrative, not political philosophy, is best able to address the problems of the West. It argues that although Rorty's conception of the novel as a valu able and informative medium is credible, he does not establish it as a valid alternative to political Cited by: 3.

Political narrative is a term used in the humanities and political sciences to describe the way in which storytelling can shape fact and impact on understandings of reality. However, political narrative is not only a theoretical concept, it is also a tool employed by political figures in order to construct the perspectives of people within their environment and alter relationships between.

Richard Shusterman, ‘Pragmatism and Liberalism Between Dewey and Rorty’, Political Theory, Barbara McGuinness, ‘Rorty, Literary Narrative and Political Philosophy ‘Rorty: The Post-Metaphysical Solution to Meaninglessness’, Meaninglessness: The Solutions of Nietzsche, Freud, and Rorty (Lexington Books, Kent Literary narrative and political theory book Narrative Theory: A Critical Introduction provides an account of a methodology increasingly central to literary studies, film studies, history, psychology and beyond.

In addition to introducing readers to some literary narrative and political theory book the field's major figures and their ideas, Puckett situates critical and philosophical approaches towards narrative. The editorial introduction presents a valuable overview of Rorty's philosophical vision.

Written by a distinguished team of philosophers, this volume will have an unusual appeal outside philosophy to students in the social sciences, literary studies, cultural studies and political theory.

The Los Angeles Review of Books is a (c)(3) nonprofit. analytic science-envy or continental theory-speak, both of which Rorty ridiculed — only proved his point, which is. The oversized paintings of _____, modeled on comic-book cartoons, bring attention to familiar clichés and stereotypes of popular entertainment.

Op art The operation of conflicting visual cues and the elemental effects of colors and shapes on the faculties of the human retina is a style known as.

Whereas Rorty dismissed the subjective in epistemological and semantical contexts, he insisted on a strong concept of subjectivity in CIS. The paper offers a charitable reading of this incongruency by showing that Rorty’s ends in the two contexts of epistemology and political theory differed hence also his means differed.

Third, as philosophy falls in Rorty 's argument, literary culture rises. (Rorty takes the label "literary culture" from C. Snow's well-known Two Cultures,) More exactly, literature only seems marginal, frivolous, and inexact when contrasted to the putative centrality, seriousness, and exactitude of philosophy.

Debunking. "Democratic Faith is truly a tour de force, a tremendously important, even magisterial contribution to democratic theory. With this book, Patrick Deneen establishes himself as the worthy exponent and even spiritual heir to the line of American political thinkers that ranges from Tocqueville to Whitman to Dewey to contemporaries Richard Rorty and Benjamin s: 4.

This introductory article explains the theme of this book, which is about political theory. It evaluates the impact of literature that proved especially influential in framing debate through the last decades of the twentieth century and opening years of the twenty-first and examines the historical work on political thought.

It describes the combination of concerns that runs through the work of. In his case, Gross suggests, what was valuable to Rorty's self-concept was the political liberalism he learned from his parents, their patriotism, and the love of literature and art.

The sociological discussion in the book tends to be turgid. However the book offers great insight into Rorty and into academic life in the United s: 6.

Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction ‘Jonathan Culler has always been about the best person around at explaining literary theory without oversimplifying it or treating it with polemical bias. Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction is an exemplary work in this genre.’ J. As in Rorty, Brandom’s theory of meaning and truth and (hence) of mind and reality is relentlessly linguistic, and though he tries to take the sting out of this in many ways — much more.

Three of the world's leading figures in philosophy, literary theory and criticism take up the challenge of entering into debate with Eco on the question of interpretation.

Richard Rorty, Jonathan Culler and Christine Brooke-Rose each add a distinctive perspective on this contentious topic, contributing to a unique exchange of ideas among some.

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For Curtis, Rorty’s work thus sustains an ongoing affirmation of political ideals of tolerance, respect, equality, and free self-governance." Colin Koopman, University of Oregon 'Curtis’ book opens up an important space for thinking about the possibilities for and of virtue liberalism, and also for thinking about Rorty qua political thinker.'.

Richard Rorty. They are its leading strategists. They set the direction of the movement and provide it with its most potent tools. The vanguard is aided by other familiar and often in-famous names: Stanley Fish and Frank Lentricchia in literary and legal criticism, Catharine MacKinnon and Andrea Dwor.

This book will be referred to as CP with page numbers in the text for all subsequent citations. 16 Richard Rorty, “Thugs and Theorists, a Reply to Bernstein,” Political The no.

4 (November ): 17 Rorty, “Objectivity, Relativism, and Truth,” in Philosophical Papers 1, 18 Richard Rorty, “Education without Dogma. With Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity () Richard Rorty tries to persuade us that a case for liberalism is better served by historical narrative than by philosophical theory.

The liberal ironist is the complex protagonist of Rorty’s anti-foundationalist story. Richard McKay Rorty () is commonly described as one of the most influential thinkers of his era. A philosopher with a remarkably broad intellectual range, his work included the development of a distinctive brand of pragmatism as well as significant contributions to literary criticism, political theory, and other scholarly fields.Rorty, R.

( c) 'The contingency of community', London Review of Books: 24 JulyGoogle Scholar Rorty, R. ( d) 'Freud and moral reflection', in J. H. Smith and W. Kerrigan (eds) Pragmatism's Freud: The Moral Disposition of Psychoanalysis, Baltimore, Md: .Philosophy is often depicted as generically distinct from literature, myth, and history, as a discipline that eschews narration and relies exclusively on abstract reason.

This book takes issue with that assumption, arguing instead that political philosophers have commonly presented their readers with a narrative, rather than a logic, of politics. The book maintains that philosophical texts.