In this text, first published in 1994, the author examines the interdisciplinary significance of the theory of science, literature and philosophy according to the figures who achieved prominence in those fields - Kuhn, Bloom and Derrida. Each scholar's theory is discussed in terms of its major concepts, and the book then relates their fields within the context of deconstruction's interdisciplinary movement. This title will be of interest to students of literature and philosophy.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations; Preface: The Rhetorical Situation; Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations; Prologue: Are There Genetic Codes of Science, Poetry, and Philosophy?; Part I: Overview of the Three Careers and Theories; 1. Overview of the Three Careers 2. Overview of the Three Theories; Part II: The Three Theories of Tradition; Section A: The Start of a Tradition Form; 3. The Start of a Scientific Theory 4. The Start of a Poetry 5. The Start of Derrida’s Philosophy; Section B: The Middle Stages of a Tradition Form; 6. The Middle Stage of a Scientific Theory 7. The Middle Stage of a Poetry 8. The Middle Stage of Derrida’s Philosophy; Section C: The End of a Tradition Form; 9. The End of a Scientific Theory 10. The End of a Poetry 11. The End of Derrida’s Philosophy; Part III: Conclusion: Judging the Three Theories by Comparison and by Reference to the Standard of a Cultural Genetic Code; 12. Judging Kuhn’s Theory 13. Judging Bloom’s Theory 14. Judging Derrida’s Theory; Epilogue: Proposal for a Transductive Method; List of Secondary Works Cited; Bibliography; Index