Chapter 8. Deconstruction

  1. Thomas A. Schmitz

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470692295.ch8

Modern Literary Theory and Ancient Texts: An Introduction

Modern Literary Theory and Ancient Texts: An Introduction

How to Cite

Schmitz, T. A. (2007) Deconstruction, in Modern Literary Theory and Ancient Texts: An Introduction, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470692295.ch8

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 14 SEP 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405153751

Online ISBN: 9780470692295

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Keywords:

  • deconstruction;
  • hostile criticism;
  • apocalyptic irrationalism;
  • logocentrism;
  • derrida

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • The Foundations: Derrida's Criticism of Logocentrism

  • Deconstruction in America

  • Objections to Deconstruction

  • The Role of the Author

  • Stanley Fish's Model of “Interpretive Communities”

  • The Responsibility of the Interpreter

  • Deconstruction's Merits and Demerits

  • Deconstruction in Antiquity? Socrates und Protagoras

  • Further Reading