Theory and Philosophy

Redrawing the Lines: Analytic Philosophy, Deconstruction, and Literary Theory Redrawing the Lines Analytic Philosophy, Deconstruction, and Literary Theory Reed Way Dasenbrock, Editor 1989 Spring
Rhetoric Rhetoric Renato Barilli 1989 Spring
A concise history of rhetoric from ancient Greece to contemporary media technologies.
Theory and Practice of Sociocriticism Theory and Practice of Sociocriticism Edmond Cros 1988 Spring
A leading French Hispanicist brings Spanish and Mexican texts into the current literary debates and shows that all discourse is irreducibly social in nature.
Foucault Foucault Gilles Deleuze 1988 Spring
The first analysis of Foucault’s work by a major philosopher working within the same poststructuralist tradition.
Surfaces Surfaces Avrum Stroll 1988 Spring
Provides novel answers to two age-old philosophical problems-the epistemological problem of how perception is able to generate knowledge, and the metaphysical problem of what it is that we perceive.
Explanation and Power: The Control of Human Behavior Explanation and Power The Control of Human Behavior Morse Peckham 1988 Spring
Critique of Cynical Reason Critique of Cynical Reason Peter Sloterdijk 1988 Spring
A philosophical treatise which finds cynicism the dominant mode in contemporary culture.
A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia A Thousand Plateaus Capitalism and Schizophrenia Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari 1987 Fall
A positive exercise in the affirmative, “nomad” thought called for in its companion volume, Anti-Oedipus. This series of essays address war and death, territoriality and the anthropology of groups, model theory, and psychosis.
Choices: An Introduction to Decision Theory Choices An Introduction to Decision Theory Michael D. Resnik 1987 Spring
Provides a broad yet rigorous introduction to the fundamentals of decision theory (the collection of mathematical, logical, and philosophical theories of decision making by rational individuals) that pays particular attention to matters of philosophical and logical interest.
Criticism and Truth Criticism and Truth Roland Barthes Katrine Pilcher Keunemen, Editor 1987 Spring
Structured as a two-part essay. Part one opens with Barthes’s point by point dissection of Sorbonne philologist Raymond Picard’s “old criticism.” Part two is devoted primarily to the author’s own theory of criticism.
Readings in Interpretation: Holderlin, Hegel, Heidegger Readings in Interpretation Holderlin, Hegel, Heidegger Andrzej Warminski 1987 Spring
Institutes a rethinking of history, theory, philosophy, literature and the way they relate to one another in critical reading. "Meticulous and challenging . . . well worth reading." --Southern Humanities Review
Male Fantasies: Volume 2: Volume 2 Male Fantasies: Volume 2 Volume 2 Klaus Theweleit 1989 Spring
These two volumes center upon the fantasies that preoccupied a group of men who played a crucial role in the rise of Nazism. Theweleit draws upon the novels, letters, and autobiographies of these proto-fascists and their contemporaries, seeking out and reconstructing their images of women. Heavily illustrated with cartoons, advertisements, engravings, and posters of the era.
Male Fantasies: Volume 1: Volume 1 Male Fantasies: Volume 1 Volume 1 Klaus Theweleit 1987 Spring
These two volumes center upon the fantasies that preoccupied a group of men who played a crucial role in the rise of Nazism. Theweleit draws upon the novels, letters, and autobiographies of these proto-fascists and their contemporaries, seeking out and reconstructing their images of women. Heavily illustrated with cartoons, advertisements, engravings, and posters of the era.
Kafka: Toward a Minor Literature Kafka Toward a Minor Literature Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari 1986 Fall
Instead of interpreting Kafka’s work according to pre-existing categories or literary genres, they propose a concept of “minor literature”—the use of a major language that subverts it from within.
Cinema 1: The Movement-Image Cinema 1 The Movement-Image Gilles Deleuze 1986 Fall
A revolutionary work in philosophy and a book about cinema that identifies three principal types of image-movement using examples from the work of a diverse group of filmmakers including Griffith, Eisenstein, Cassavetes, and Altman.