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1. What is theory?

1. What is theory?  

Jonathan Culler

in Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778384
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199691340.003.0001
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chapter
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9780199691340
Since the 1960s, writings from outside the field of literary studies have been taken up by people in literary studies because their analyses of language, mind, history or culture offer new ... More
6. The masked philosopher

6. The masked philosopher  

Gary Gutting

in Foucault: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2019
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Sep 2019
eISBN: 
9780191868849
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198830788.003.0006
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chapter
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9780198830788
Foucault sometimes admitted and sometimes denied that he was a philosopher. ‘The masked philosopher’ asks what a philosopher is and ponders whether Foucault really was a philosopher. Is ... More
Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction

Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction  

Christopher Butler

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2002
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775550
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802392.001.0001
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book
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9780192802392
How can postmodernism be defined? Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction challenges and explores the key ideas of postmodernists, and their engagement with theory, literature, the visual ... More
The Enlightenment: A Very Short Introduction

The Enlightenment: A Very Short Introduction  

John Robertson

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2015
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Sep 2015
eISBN: 
9780191782411
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199591787.001.0001
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book
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9780199591787
A foundational moment in the history of modern European thought, the Enlightenment continues to be a reference point for philosophers, scholars, and opinion-formers. Enlightenment: A Very ... More
5. The ‘postmodern condition’

5. The ‘postmodern condition’  

Christopher Butler

in Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2002
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775550
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802392.003.0005
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chapter
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9780192802392
‘The postmodern condition’ concludes this study of postmodernism. The ‘postmodern condition’ is one in which the global condition of societies is seen, not as determined by traditional ... More
5. The Enlightenment in philosophy and history

5. The Enlightenment in philosophy and history  

John Robertson

in The Enlightenment: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2015
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Sep 2015
eISBN: 
9780191782411
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199591787.003.0005
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9780199591787
‘The Enlightenment in philosophy and history’ assesses the Enlightenment’s legacy—and why it is contested—by returning to the different ways in which philosophers and historians have ... More

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