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Disciplining the New Pragmatism free pdf "Disciplining the New Pragmatism" is both a tribute and a corrective to the neopragmatist perspective in American literary studies. It sets out to give a detailed account of the contemporary pragmatists' views, but it also goes beyond those views to tender a new vision of the discipline of literary studies and to forge a new rhetoric, largely crafted out of tropes borrowed from their writings, which could be of service to literary scholars. Its primary objective is to argue that, despite their claims to the contrary, Richard Rorty, Walter Benn Michaels, Stanley Fish and the other latter-day antifoundationalists and neopragmatists make a difference to what is going on in the literature department. Consequently, the author argues that the neopragmatist position may be made far more effective and resonant than the neopragmatists themselves recognise in their writings. To this end, he offers his own category of a neosophistic pragmatism, which serves as an example of what may result from bringing the New Pragmatist insights into a sharper disciplinary focus.

About Leszek Drong

The Author: Leszek Drong is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Silesia (Poland). His major publications include "Masks and lcons: Subjectivity in Post-Nietzschean Autobiography" (Peter Lang 2001) and numerous essays concerned with subjectivity, autobiography, New Pragmatism (particularly Richard Rorty and Stanley Fish), Irish studies and American literary criticism. Recently, he has also co-edited a collection of essays which explore various aspects of multiculturalism.

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Author : Leszek Drong
Publisher : Peter Lang AG
Data Published : 01 December 2006
ISBN : 3631559356
EAN : 9783631559352
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 244 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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