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Christopher Norris
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  1. Against Relativism: Philosophy of Science, Deconstruction and Critical Theory.Christopher Norris - 1997 - Blackwell.
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    Derrida.Christopher Norris - 1987 - Harvard University Press.
    Discusses Derrida's writings on Plato, Kant, Hegel, Rousseau, Nietzsche, and Freud.
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    Quantum Theory and the Flight From Realism: Philosophical Responses to Quantum Mechanics.Christopher Norris - 2000 - Routledge.
    This book is 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 infulence on postmodernism, and presents significant problems for realists. Keeping his own realist position in check, Christopher Norris subjects a wide range of key opponents and supporters of realism to a high and equal level of scrutiny. With a characteristic combination of rigour (...)
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  4. Deconstruction: Theory and Practice.Christopher Norris - 2002 - Routledge.
    _Deconstruction: Theory and Practice_ has been acclaimed as by far the most readable, concise and authoritative guide to this topic. Without oversimplifying or glossing over the challenges, Norris makes deconstruction more accessible to the reader. The volume focuses on the works of Jacques Derrida which caused this seismic shift in critical thought, as well as the work of North American critics Paul de Man, Geoffrey Hartman, J. Hillis Miller and Harold Bloom. In this third, revised edition, Norris builds on his (...)
     
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    Badiou's Being and Event: A Reader's Guide.Christopher Norris - 2009 - Continuum.
    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 ...
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  6. The Truth About Postmodernism.Christopher Norris - 1993 - Blackwell.
    This book was written with a view to sorting our some of the muddles and misreadings - especially misreadings of Kant - that have charaterized recent postmodernist 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 (...)
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  7. Uncritical Theory: Postmodernism, Intellectuals, and the Gulf War.Christopher Norris - 1992 - Lawrence & Wishart.
     
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  8. What's Wrong with Postmodernism: Critical Theory and the Ends of Philosophy.Christopher Norris - 1990 - Johns Hopkins University Press.
    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 attempts to arrive at an (...)
     
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    Derrida.Alexander Nehamas & Christopher Norris - 1991 - Philosophical Review 100 (2):303.
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    Reclaiming Truth: Contribution to a Critique of Cultural Relativism.Christopher Norris - 1996 - Duke University Press.
    Truth, Christopher Norris reminds us, is very much out of fashion at the moment whether at the hands of politicians, media pundits, or purveyors of postmodern wisdom in cultural and literary studies. Across a range of disciplines the idea has taken hold that truth-talk is either redundant or the product of epistemic might. Questions of truth and falsehood are always internal to some specific language-game; history is just another kind of fiction; philosophy is only a kind of writing; law is (...)
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    Philosophy of Language and the Challenge to Scientific Realism.Christopher Norris - 2003 - Routledge.
    In this 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. Norris devotes much of his discussion to some of the most prominent and widely influential source-texts of (...)
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    What Strong Sociologists Can Learn From Critical Realism: Bloor on the History of Aerodynamics.Christopher Norris - 2014 - Journal of Critical Realism 13 (1):3-37.
    This essay presents a long, detailed, in many ways critical but also appreciative account, of David Bloor’s recent book The Enigma of the Aerofoil. I take that work as the crowning statement of ideas and principles developed over the past four decades by Bloor and other exponents of the ‘strong programme’ in the sociology of scientific knowledge. It therefore offers both a test-case of that approach and a welcome opportunity to review, clarify and extend some of the arguments brought against (...)
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    Derrida.Herman Rapaport & Christopher Norris - 1989 - Substance 18 (2):125.
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    Hilary Putnam: Realism, Reason, and the Uses of Uncertainty.Christopher Norris - 2002 - Distributed in the U.S. By Palgrave.
    In this detailed study, Christopher Norris defends the kinds of arguments advanced by the early realist, Hilary Putnam. Norris makes a point of placing Putnam's work in a wider philosophical context, and relating it to various current debates in epistemology and philosophy of science. Much like Putnam, Norris is willing to take full account of opposed viewpoints while maintaining a vigorously argued commitment to the values of debate and enquiry.
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  15. Deconstruction and the 'Unfinished Project of Modernity'.Christopher Norris - 2000 - Routledge.
    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.
     
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    Spinoza & the Origins of Modern Critical Theory.Christopher Norris - 1991 - Blackwell.
    This book offers a detailed account of Spinozaa s influence on various schools of present--day critical thought. That influence extends from Althusserian Marxism to hermeneutics, deconstruction, narrative poetics, new historicism, and the unclassifiable writings of a thinker like Giles Deleuze. The author combines a close exegesis of Spinozaa s texts with a series of chapters that trace the evolution of literary theory from its period of high scientific rigour in the mid--1960s to its latest "postmodern", neopragmatist or anti--theoretical phase. He (...)
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  17. Hawking Contra Philosophy.Christopher Norris - 2011 - Philosophy Now 82:21-24.
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    Deconstruction, Anti–Realism and Philosophy of Science—an Interview with Christopher Norris.Christopher Norris & Marianna Papastephanou - 2002 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 36 (2):265–289.
    In this interview, Christopher Norris discusses a wide range of issues having to do with postmodernism, deconstruction and other controversial topics of debate within present-day philosophy and critical theory. More specifically he challenges the view of deconstruction as just another offshoot of the broader postmodernist trend in cultural studies and the social sciences. Norris puts the case for deconstruction as continuing the 'unfinished project of modernity' and—in particular—for Derrida's work as sustaining the values of enlightened critical reason in various spheres (...)
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  19. Roy Bhaskar Interviewed.Christopher Norris - 1999 - The Philosophers' Magazine 8.
     
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    Sport, Craft Or Technique? The Case of Competitive Aeromodelling.Christopher Norris - 2011 - Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 5 (2):124 - 148.
    This essay takes competitive aeromodelling as a test case for certain contentious issues in philosophy of sport. More specifically, I look at the challenge it presents to prevailing ideas of what properly counts as ?sport?, which in turn have their source in other, more basic or deep-rooted preconceptions. Among them are a range of ?common-sense? beliefs about the properly (naturally) human, the mind/body relationship, the role (if any) of scientific-technological innovation as a means of performance enhancement, and ? most fundamentally (...)
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    Ontology According to van Fraassen: Some Problems with Constructive Empiricism.Christopher Norris - 1997 - Metaphilosophy 28 (3):196-218.
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    Paul de Man: Deconstruction and the Critique of Aesthetic Ideology.Christopher Norris - 1990 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 48 (3):250-251.
    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. Norris addresses de Man's relationship to philosophical thinking in the post-Kantian tradition, his concern with "aesthetic ideology" as a (...)
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  23. Quantum Nonlocality and the Challenge to Scientific Realism.Christopher Norris - 2000 - Foundations of Science 5 (1):3-45.
    In this essay I examine various aspects of the nearcentury-long debate concerning the conceptualfoundations of quantum mechanics and the problems ithas posed for physicists and philosophers fromEinstein to the present. Most crucial here is theissue of realism and the question whether quantumtheory is compatible with any kind of realist orcausal-explanatory account which goes beyond theempirical-predictive data. This was Einstein's chiefconcern in the famous series of exchanges with NielsBohr when he refused to accept the truth orcompleteness of a doctrine (orthodox QM) (...)
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    Philosophy Outside-In: A Critique of Academic Reason.Christopher Norris - unknown
    Christopher Norris 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.Topics addressed include speculative realism, the 'extended mind' hypothesis, experimental philospophy, the ontology of political song, Shakespearean language as a challenge to the norms of linguistic philosophy, and anti-realism as a antitode to epistemological scepticism. In many cases Norris shows how the (...)
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    Great Philosophy: Discovery, Invention, and the Uses of Error.Christopher Norris - 2014 - International Journal of Philosophical Studies 22 (3):349-379.
    In this essay I consider what is meant by the description ‘great’ philosophy and then offer some broadly applicable criteria by which to assess candidate thinkers or works. On the one hand are philosophers in whose case the epithet, even if contested, is not grossly misconceived or merely the product of doctrinal adherence on the part of those who apply it. On the other are those – however gifted, acute, or technically adroit – to whom its application is inappropriate because (...)
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    Deconstruction, Anti–Realism and Philosophy of Science—an Interview with Christopher Norris.Christopher Norris & Marianna Papastephanou - 2002 - Philosophy of Education 36 (2):265-289.
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    Ontological Relativity and Meaning‐Variance: A Critical‐Constructive Review.Christopher Norris - 1997 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 40 (2):139 – 173.
    This article offers a critical review of various ontological-relativist arguments, mostly deriving from the work of W. V. Quine and Thomas K hn. I maintain that these arguments are (1) internally contradictory, (2) incapable of accounting for our knowledge of the growth of scientific knowledge, and (3) shown up as fallacious from the standpoint of a causal-realist approach to issues of truth, meaning, and interpretation. Moreover, they have often been viewed as lending support to such programmes as the 'strong' sociology (...)
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    Should Philosophers Take Lessons From Quantum Theory?Christopher Norris - 1999 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 42 (3 & 4):311 – 342.
    This essay examines some of the arguments in David Deutsch's book The Fabric of Reality , chief among them its case for the so-called many-universe interpretation of quantum mechanics (QM), presented as the only physically and logically consistent solution to the QM paradoxes of wave/particle dualism, remote simultaneous interaction, the observer-induced 'collapse of the wave-packet', etc. The hypothesis assumes that all possible outcomes are realized in every such momentary 'collapse', since the observer splits off into so many parallel, coexisting, but (...)
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    Ambiguities of the Third Way: Realism, Anti-Realism, and Response-Dependence.Christopher Norris - 2002 - Philosophical Forum 33 (1):1–38.
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    Philosophy Inc.Christopher Norris - 2012 - Philosophy Now 92:9-12.
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    McDowell on Kant: Redrawing the Bounds of Sense.Christopher Norris - 2000 - Metaphilosophy 31 (4):382-411.
    John McDowell’s Mind and World is a notable attempt to redirect the interest of analytic philosophers toward certain themes in Kantian and more recent continental thought. Only thus, he believes, can we move beyond the various failed attempts – by Quine, Davidson, Rorty, and others – to achieve a naturalised epistemology that casts off the various residual “dogmas” of old-style logical empiricism. In particular, McDowell suggests that we return to Kant's ideas of “spontaneity” and “receptivity” as the two jointly operative (...)
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    Choice and Belief.Christopher Norris - 2005 - The Philosophers' Magazine 29:17-23.
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    Response-Dependence: What's in It for the Realist?Christopher Norris - 2003 - Journal of Critical Realism 1 (2):61-88.
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    Deconstruction, Postmodernism and Philosophy of Science: Some Epistemo‐Critical Bearings.Christopher Norris - 1998 - Cultural Values 2 (1):18-50.
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    Contest of Faculties (Routledge Revivals): Philosophy and Theory After Deconstruction.Christopher Norris - 1985 - Routledge.
    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 (...)
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    The Deconstructive Turn : Essays in the Rhetoric of Philosophy.Christopher Norris - 1983 - Routledge.
    Deconstruction and 'ordinary language': speech versus writing in the text of philosophy I There might seem little chance of any fruitful exchange between ...
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    Ethics, Autonomy, and Self-Invention: A Reply to Patrick Shaw.Christopher Norris - 2000 - Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 31 (1):92-103.
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    Limited Think: How Not to Read DerridaLimited Inc.Against Deconstruction. [REVIEW]Christopher Norris, Jacques Derrida, Gerald Graff & John M. Ellis - 1990 - Diacritics 20 (1):16.
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  39. Utopian Deconstruction: Ernst Bloch, Paul de Man and the Politics of Music.Christopher Norris - 1989 - In Music and the Politics of Culture. St. Martin's Press. pp. 305--47.
     
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    Utopian Deconstruction: Ernst Bloch, Paul de Man and the Politics of Music.Christopher Norris - 1988 - Paragraph 11 (1):24-57.
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    Deconstruction and Epistemology: Bachelard, Derrida, de Man.Christopher Norris - 1998 - Paragraph 21 (1):69-100.
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    Deconstruction and the Philosophy of Language.Anthony Appiah & Christopher Norris - 1986 - Diacritics 16 (1):48.
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    The Perceiver's Share: Realism, Scepticism, and Response Dependence.Christopher Norris - 2003 - Metaphilosophy 34 (4):387-424.
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    Staying for an Answer: Truth, Knowledge, and the Rumsfeld Creed.Christopher Norris - 2004 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 30 (7):777-798.
    Should the truth-value of statements be thought of as epistemically constrained or as determined by objective factors that stand quite apart from our best knowledge, evidence, or powers of conceptual grasp? The anti-realist/realist debate turns ultimately on this disagreement. My article takes its lead from a famous pronouncement by US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfield to the effect that there are ‘known knowns’, i.e. ‘things that we know we know’; ‘known unknowns’, or ‘things we know we do not know’; and lastly, (...)
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    Wittgensteinian : Looking at the World From the Viewpoint of Wittgenstein’s Philosophy.A. C. Grayling, Shyam Wuppuluri, Christopher Norris, Nikolay Milkov, Oskari Kuusela, Danièle Moyal-Sharrock, Beth Savickey, Jonathan Beale, Duncan Pritchard, Annalisa Coliva, Jakub Mácha, David R. Cerbone, Paul Horwich, Michael Nedo, Gregory Landini, Pascal Zambito, Yoshihiro Maruyama, Chon Tejedor, Susan G. Sterrett, Carlo Penco, Susan Edwards-Mckie, Lars Hertzberg, Edward Witherspoon, Michel ter Hark, Paul F. Snowdon, Rupert Read, Nana Last, Ilse Somavilla & Freeman Dyson (eds.) - 2020 - Springer Verlag.
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    Deconstruction: Theory and PracticeDeconstructive Criticism: An Advanced Introduction.Stephen Melville, Christopher Norris & Vincent Leitch - 1984 - Substance 13 (2):89.
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    3rd Bimal Matilal Memorial Conference on Indian Philosophy 2000 Conference Announcement and Call for Papers.J. N. Mohanty, J. L. Shaw, Aruna Handa, Brian Leiter, Maudemarie Clarke, Peter Poellner & Christopher Norris - 2000 - Mind 109:435.
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  48. "Art and Knowledge": Joseph Chiari. [REVIEW]Christopher Norris - 1978 - British Journal of Aesthetics 18 (1):89.
     
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    Alain Badiou: Truth, Ethics and the Formal Imperative.Christopher Norris - 2009 - Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia 65 (1):1103 - 1136.
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  50. Alain Badiou: Truth, Mathematics, and the Claim of Reason.Christopher Norris - 2008 - Pli 19.
     
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