The States of 'theory': History, Art, and Critical Discourse

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David Carroll, Columbia University Press
Columbia University Press, 1990 - Literary Criticism - 316 pages
This book constitutes a critical investigation and rethinking of the grounds and possibilities of theory and the place and critical function theory can serve within various disciplines, notably history and aesthetics.

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Contents

The States of Theory and
1
ARE WE BEING HISTORICAL YET?
27
SOME STATEMENTS AND TRUISMS ABOUT
63
HISTORY BEYOND SOCIAL THEORY
95
HISTORY POLITICS
113
POSTMODERN
125
FINITE HISTORY
149
THE BLINK OF AN EYE
175
THE AESTHETIC AND THE IMAGINARY
201
THE SEMIOTIC DESIRE FOR THE NATURAL
221
TOWARD A MODEL FOR THE HISTORY
255
PLATOS PROTAGORAS AS
281
THE STATE
297
Contributors
305
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David Carroll is the author of "The Year of the Turtle" & "Trout Reflections". He is the recipient of an Environmental Merit Award from the Environmental Protection Agency.

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