Chris’s Books

Christopher Norris: publications (books and edited volumes)

William Empson and the Philosophy of Literary Criticism. London: Athlone Press, 1978. pp. viii + 222. ISBN 9-485-11175-6. Republished by Bloomsbury, 2013.

Deconstruction: theory and practice. London: Methuen, 1982. pp. xiii + 157. Second edition, revised and expanded, London: Routledge, 1991, pp. 196. ISBN 0-415-06174-1. Third Edition, further revised and expanded, Routledge 2002, pp. 234. ISBN 9-780415-280105. Translated into Japanese (Tokyo: Keisoshobo, 1985); Hebrew (Tel Aviv, 1985); Korean (Seoul: Jindong Publishers, 1986); second Korean translation, revised and expanded with critical commentary (Seoul: Hanshin Publishers, 1995); Serbo-Croat (Belgrade: Nolit, 1991); Arabic (Ladikiar [Syria]: Dar al Hiwar, 1994); Chinese (Taiwan: Camel Publishers, 1995).

The Deconstructive Turn: essays in the rhetoric of philosophy. London: Methuen, 1983. pp. 201. ISBN 0-416-36140-4. Japanese trans. Tokyo: Kokubunsha, 1995. Republished by Routledge, 2010.

The Contest of Faculties: philosophy and theory after deconstruction. London: Methuen, 1985. pp. viii + 247. ISBN 0-416-39930-4 (hb); 0-416-39940-1 (pb). Republished by Routledge, 2010.

Jacques Derrida. London: Fontana and Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1987. pp. 271. ISBN 0-674-19823-9 (hb); ISBN 0-00-686057-5 (pb). Translated into Japanese (Tokyo: Shoten, 1995), Chinese (Kunlun Publishing House, 1999) and Korean (Seoul: Sigongsa, 1999).

Paul de Man: deconstruction and the critique of aesthetic ideology. New York and London: Routledge, 1988. pp. xii + 218. ISBN 0-415-90079-4 (hb); ISBN 0-415-90080-8 (pb). Translated into Japanese (Tokyo: Hosei University Press, 2005).

Deconstruction and the Interests of Theory. London: Pinter Publishers and Norman, Okl.: Oklahoma University Press, 1988. pp. 250. Second edn., Leicester: Leicester University Press, 1992. ISBN 0-86187-712-8 (hb); ISBN 0-7185-1441-6 (pb).

Whats Wrong with Postmodernism: critical theory and the ends of philosophy. London: Harvester and Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1990. pp. viii + 287. ISBN 0-7450-0714-7 (hb); ISBN 0-8018-4137-2 (pb). Spanish trans.: Que le occure a la postmodernidad? Madrid: Editorial Tecnos, 1999. pp. 476. ISBN 843-093-166X.

Spinoza and the Origins of Modern Critical Theory. Oxford: Blackwell, 1990. pp. 322. ISBN 0-613-17557-1 (hb); ISBN 0-631-17558-X (pb).

Uncritical Theory: postmodernism, intellectuals and the Gulf War. London: Lawrence & Wishart and Amherst, Mass.: University of Massachusetts Press, 1992. pp. 220. ISBN 0-87025-817-5 (hb); ISBN 0-85315-752-9 (pb). Spanish trans.: Teoria acritica: postmodernismo, intelectuales y la Guerra del Golfo. Madrid: Editorial Catedra, 1997. pp. 240. ISBN 843-761-5348. Arabic trans.: Nazariyyah laa Naqdiyyah: Ma Ba’d al-Hadaathah, al-Muthaqqafun wa Harb al-Khaliij. Beirut: Dar al-Kunuuz al-Adabiyyah, 1999. pp. 284.

The Truth About Postmodernism. Oxford: Blackwell, 1993. pp. 333. ISBN 0-631-18718-0 (hb); ISBN 0-631-18718-9 (pb).

Truth and the Ethics of Criticism. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1994. pp. vii + 148. ISBN 0-7190-4452-9 (hb); ISBN 0-7190-4453-7 (pb).

Reclaiming Truth: contribution to a critique of cultural relativism. London: Lawrence & Wishart and Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1996. pp. xvii + 262. ISBN 0-8223-1882-2 (hb); 0-85315-815-0 (pb).

Resources of Realism: prospects forpostanalyticphilosophy. London: Macmillan and New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1997. pp. xviii + 248. ISBN 0-333-67904-0 (hb); ISBN 0-333-67905-9 (pb).

New Idols of the Cave: on the limits of antirealism. Manchester: Manchester University Press and New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1997. pp. xi + 253. ISBN 0-7190-5092-8 (hb); ISBN 0-7190-5093-6 (pb).

Against Relativism: philosophy of science, deconstruction and critical theory. Oxford: Blackwell, 1997. pp. xi + 330. ISBN 0-631-19864-4 (hb); ISBN 0-631-19865-2 (pb).

Quantum Theory and the Flight from Realism: philosophical responses to quantum mechanics. London: Routledge, 2000. pp. ix + 266. ISBN 0-415-22321-0 (hb); ISBN 0-415-22322-9 (pb).

Minding the Gap: epistemology and philosophy of science in the two traditions. Amherst, Mass.: University of Massachusetts Press, 2000. pp. xiii + 296. ISBN 1-55849-255-0 (hb).

Deconstruction and the Unfinished Project of Modernity. London: Athlone Press and New York: Routledge, 2000. pp. 240. ISBN 0-485-11564-6 (hb); ISBN 0-485-12159-X (pb).

Truth Matters: realism, antirealism and responsedependence. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2002. pp. viii + 228. ISBN 0-7486-1599-7.

Hilary Putnam: realism, reason, and the uses of uncertainty (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2002). pp. viii + 280. ISBN 0-7190-6196–2.

Philosophy of Language and the Challenge to Scientific Realism (London: Routledge, 2004. xi + 203 pp.. ISBN 0-415-32785-7.

 Language, Logic and Epistemology: a modal-realist approach (London: Palgrave, 2004). pp. ix + 270. ISBN 1-4039-2165-2.

Epistemology: key concepts in philosophy (London & New York: Continuum, 2005). pp. viii + 210. ISBN 0-8264-7732-1. Portuguese trans.: Epistemologia: conceitos-chave em filosofia, tr. Felipe R. Elizalde. Sao Paulo, Brazil: Artmed Editora S.A., 2007. pp. 228. ISBN 978-85-363-0912-5.

On Truth and Meaning: language, logic and the grounds of belief. London & New York: Continuum, 2006. pp. 205. ISBN 0-8264-9127-8.

Platonism, Music and the Listener’s Share. New York & London: Continuum, 2006. pp. 202. ISBN 0-8264-9178-2.

Fiction, Philosophy and Literary Theory: will the real Saul Kripke please stand up? London & New York: Continuum, 2007. pp. 265. ISBN 978-0-8264-9756-7.

Badious Being and Event: a readers guide (London: Continuum, 2009), pp. 316. ISBN-978-0-8264-9829—8.

ReThinking the Cogito: naturalism, reason and the venture of thought (London: Continuum, 2010. pp. ix + 273. ISBN 978-1-4411-7154-2.

Derrida, Badiou and the Formal Imperative (London: Bloomsbury (London: Bloomsbury, 2012), pp. 200. ISBN 978-1-4411-2832-4.

Philosophy OutsideIn: a critique of academic reason (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2013), pp. 252. ISBN 978-0-7486-8455-7.

Deconstruction After All: reflections and conversations (Eastbourne: Sussex University Press and Manila: De La Salle University Press, 2015), pp. 340 ISBN 978-1-84519-773-5.

Deconstruction versus Postmodernism: critical theory and the claim of reason (volume of essays translated into Polish by Artur Przbyslawski). Krakow: Universitas, 2001. pp. xviii + 237. ISBN 83-7052-617-9.

(poetry) The Cardinal’s Dog and Other Poems (Manila: De La Salle University Publishing House, 2013), pp. xxi + 146. ISBN 971555571-5. 2nd ed., co-published De La Salle with Seventh Quarry Press, Swansea), 2015.

(poetry) The Winnowing Fan: verseessays in creative criticism (London: Bloomsbury, 2017), pp. 336. ISBN: 9781474236324.

(poetry) For the TempusFugitives: poems and verseessays (Manila: De La Salle University Publishing House & Eastbourne: Sussex Academic Press, 2017), pp. xxiii+233.

(poetry) The Matter of Rhyme: verse-music and the ring of ideas (Manila: De La Salle University Press & Eastbourne: Sussex Academic Press, 2018), pp. xxv+371. ISBN 978-971-555-658-3.

(with Andrew Benjamin) What Is Deconstruction? London: Academy Editions, 1989. pp. 52. ISBN 0-85670-961-1.German trans.: Was ist Dekonstruktion? Zürich and Munich: Artemis Verlag, 1990.

(with Jacques Derrida, Frank Kermode, and Toril Moi) Life After Theory, ed. John Schad (London: Continuum, 2004). ISBN-10-0826473172.

(ed.) Shostakovich: the man and his music. London: Lawrence & Wishart, 1982. pp. 233. ISBN 0-85315-585-2 (pb).

(ed.) Inside the Myth: George Orwellviews from the left. London: Lawrence & Wishart, 1984. pp. 287. ISBN 85315-600-X.

(ed.). Music and the Politics of Culture. London: Lawrence & Wishart, 1989. pp. 356. ISBN 0-85315-701-4 (pb).

(ed. with Richard Machin) PostStructuralist Readings of English Poetry. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987. pp. x + 406. ISBN 0 521 30605 1 (hb); ISBN 0 521 31583 2 (pb)

(ed. with Nigel Mapp) William Empson: the critical achievement. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993. pp. xiii + 319. ISBN 0 521 35386 6 (hb).

(ed. with Christa Knellwolf) The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism, Vol. 9: twentiethcentury historical, philosophical and psychological perspectives. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001. pp. xiii + 482. ISBN 0-521-30014-2. Arabic translation, Cairo: Supreme Council of Culture, 2005; Chinese translation, Beijing: Peking University Press, 2010; Greek translation, Athens: Institute of Modern Greek Studies, 2010.

(ed. with David Roden) Jacques Derrida (‘Masters in Modern Social Thought’ series, 4 vols.). London: Sage, 2002. pp. 1664. ISBN 0-7619-4915-1.

Series Editor: Critics of the Twentieth Century (London: Routledge, 1986 – 2008); 22 volumes published.