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Richard Rorty is Professor of Comparative Literature at Stanford University. He is the author of PHILSOPHY AND THE MIRROR OF NATURE, CONTINGENCY, IRONY AND SOLIDARITY, and ACHIEVING OUR COUNTRY.
Conceptual Asylum 101
This is a work in epistemological mayhem. Richard Rorty believes that communal solidarity can be achieved by a suspension of any inclination or... Read more
It is difficult for me to criticize Rorty, being steeped in the tradition of Pragmatism as I am. I tend to agree with Rorty's conception of truth as "an expedient" we use to... Read morePublished on May 17 2002 by J.W.K
The Preface of this book notes the distinction between the items in this book, "lectures intended for a so-called `general audience' (that is, students and teachers in colleges and... Read morePublished on April 12 2002 by Bruce P. Barten
Essays such as "Globalization, the Politics of Identity and Social Hope" and "Looking backwards from the year 2096" are interesting reads and are well written. Read morePublished on April 2 2002 by Pen Name?
I knew that he was a so-called "relativist", and so I was rather skeptic about his writings. Read morePublished on April 28 2001 by Hiroo Yamagata
"Philosophy and Social Hope" is a typical Rortian collection of essays, in which he further espouses his pragmatic philosophy to achieve communal "solidarity. Read morePublished on Nov. 11 2000
Rorty is enormously influential today and deservedly so. His work is an intellectual treat not to be missed, even if you think you disagree with him. Read morePublished on Oct. 18 2000 by John B. Butler Jr.
This book serves as an excellent introduction to Pragmatism (or at least Rorty's interpretation.) Pragmatism is pretty radical--it challenges basic philosophic assumptions such... Read morePublished on Aug. 28 2000 by Alex Sydorenko