A well-considered and highly provocative critique of postmodern theory in university teaching.
Preface ..Acknowledgements ..Introduction ..Addendum: Research methodology and book structure ..PART I TIED IN KNOTS: THEORY AND CONFUSION ..1 Doing theory', or creating a landscape ..2 Relationships', or arranging objects in the landscape .. 3 Zapping landscapes and setting objects alight: Power ..4 The social construction of reality: Equivocations ..5 Language and discourse ..PART II LOOSENING THE COILS: WITTGENSTEIN ..6 An outsider's view of the world: The contemplative stance of the theorist ..7 Theory and Tractatus epistemology ..Addendum: The Philosophical Investigations, the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus and the Augustinian picture' of language: An aside on a technical but relevant issue in Wittgensteinian exegesis ..8 The last and most tangled knot: The linguistic construction of subjectivity ..Addendum: Wittgenstein's conception of language as a city, or theory as
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 16th December 2012
Edition Number: 1