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By James L. Battersby

Paradigms Regained is James L Battersby's attempt to reclaim for literary learn sure valid territories which have been needlessly deserted at the theoretical battlefield. regardless of assertions on the contrary via poststructuralist or new historicist critics, Battersby contends, it truly is nonetheless attainable to speak intelligently, carefully, and usefully approximately such matters as literary intentionality, strong references, determinate that means, and aim price judgments of literary works.

What allows Battersby to make his argument is his reliance no longer on continental idea yet on Anglo-American analytic and pragmatic philosophers, together with Donald Davidson, Michael Dummett, Nelson Goodman, Hilary Putnam, John Searle, and Israel Scheffler. Battersby synthesizes and builds on their paintings in a fashion that's instantly clean and distinctive.

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