A Background to Critical Theory places
current approaches in the wider context of aesthetics, science and
political economy. Written as 45 evaluative, jargon-free and largely
self-contained chapters, this 170,000 word study surveys the theories
of art and writing, linguistics, the theories of meaning, the concept
of truth in science, literature, mathematics and logic, the
rational and irrational philosophies of Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche,
Barthes, Derrida, etc., suggestions from brain functioning and many
other matters that have a tangential but important bearing on how we
judge literature: both how we did in the past and how we do so today.
The work is closely referenced and divided into two ebooks.
provides the text and
references. Volume Two
provides the Internet