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Author Rooney, Ellen, 1957-

Title Seductive reasoning : pluralism as the problematic of contemporary literary theory / by Ellen Rooney.

Imprint [Place of publication not identified] : Cornell University Press, 1989.
Publication Info. ©1989


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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Reading pluralism symptomatically -- Persuasion and the production of knowledge -- The limits of pluralism are not plural -- "Not to worry" : the therapeutic rhetoric of Stanley Fish -- Not taking sides : reading the rhetoric of persuasion -- This politics which is not one.
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Summary "Seductive Reasoning takes a provocative look at contemporary Anglo-American literary theory, calling into question the critical consensus on pluralism's nature and its status in literary studies. Drawing on the insights of Marxist and feminist critical theory and on the works of Althusser, Derrida, and Foucault, Rooney reads the pluralist's invitation to join in a "dialogue" as a seductive gesture. Critics who respond find that they must seek to persuade all of their potential readers. Rooney examines pluralism as a form of logic in the work of E.D. Hirsch, as a form of ethics for Wayne Booth, as a rhetoric of persuasion in the books of Stanley Fish. For Paul de Man, Rooney argues, pluralism was a rhetoric of tropes just as it was, for Fredric Jameson, a form of politics"--JSTOR.
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Subject Criticism -- History -- 20th century.
Literature -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
Persuasion (Rhetoric) in literature.
Criticism (Philosophy)
Persuasion (Rhetoric)
Cultural pluralism.
Persuasion (Rhétorique)
Diversité culturelle.
Critique -- Histoire -- 20e siècle.
Littérature -- Histoire et critique -- Théorie, etc.
Persuasion (Rhétorique) dans la littérature.
Pluralisme (Philosophie)
LITERARY CRITICISM -- Semiotics & Theory.
Criticism. (OCoLC)fst00883735
Literature -- Theory, etc. (OCoLC)fst01353577
Persuasion (Rhetoric) in literature. (OCoLC)fst01201965
Pluralism. (OCoLC)fst01067392
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Indexed Term Literature Criticism Theories
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Rooney, Ellen, 1957- Seductive reasoning. Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1989 (DLC) 88047917 (OCoLC)18681929
ISBN 1501707000 (electronic bk.)
9781501707001 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000060413225
GBVCP 1008668427

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