Rorty & Pragmatism

Rorty & Pragmatism

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A penetrating and illuminating exchange of views between Richard Rorty, a highly influential and sometimes controversial philosopher, and seven of his most thoughtful critics, providing new insights into the impact of his work on contemporary American philosophy. Richard Rorty, William R. Kenan Professor and University Professor of Humanities at the University of Virginia, is a frequent and influential contributor to major literary magazines and professional journals in this country and abroad. Among his best-known book publications are The Linguistic Turn (1967 and 1992), Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature (1979), The Consequences of Pragmatism (1982), and Contingency, Irony and Solidarity (1989).Sidney Hook seems to me to have been right when, in aquot;Pragmatism and the Tragic Sense of Life, aquot; he insisted that ... Hooka#39;s essay invokes Deweya#39;s doctrine that every evil is a lesser good to make clear why any non-Platonist must live in whatanbsp;...

Title:Rorty & Pragmatism
Author:Richard Rorty
Publisher:Vanderbilt University Press - 1995


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