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After Theory - Terry Eagleton

Paperback Published: 30th November 2004
ISBN: 9780465017744
Number Of Pages: 240

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As heralded everywhere from NPR to the pages of the "New York Times Magazine," a new era is underway in our colleges and universities: after a lengthy tenure, the dominance of postmodern theory has come to an end. In this timely and topical book, the legendary Terry Eagleton ("one of our] best-known public intellectuals."-"Boston Globe") traces the rise and fall of these ideas from the 1960s through the 1990s, candidly assessing the resultant gains and losses. What's needed now, "After Theory" argues, is a return to the big questions and grand narratives. Today's global politics demand we pay attention to a range of topics that have gone ignored by the academy and public alike, from fundamentalism to objectivity, religion to ethics. Fresh, provocative, and consistently engaging, Eagleton's latest salvo will challenge everyone looking to better grasp the state of the world.

"Eagleton's style dazzles, illuminates, and connects."

Prefatory notep. ix
The Politics of Amnesiap. 1
The Rise and Fall of Theoryp. 23
The Path to Postmodernismp. 41
Losses and Gainsp. 74
Truth, Virtue and Objectivityp. 103
Moralityp. 140
Revolution, Foundations and Fundamentalistsp. 174
Death, Evil and Non-beingp. 208
Postscriptp. 223
Indexp. 229
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ISBN: 9780465017744
ISBN-10: 0465017746
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 30th November 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.4 x 14.2  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition