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The Rorty Reader presents an in-depth introduction to and selection of essential writings of the influential American philosopher Robert Rorty (1931-2007).Offers a comprehensive introduction to Richard Rorty's life and body of work Brings key essays published across many volumes and journals into one collection Represents the fullest portrait available today on Rorty's relationship with American pragmatism and the trajectory of his thought
Christopher J. Voparil is on the Graduate Faculty of Union Institute University in Cincinnati, OH, where he teaches philosophy and political theory. He is the author of Richard Rorty: Politics and Vision (2006), and has published articles in Contemporary Pragmatism, Journal of Speculative Philosophy, Philosophy and Social Criticism, and Education and Culture. He is also the current Secretary of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy. Richard J. Bernstein is Vera List Professor of Philosophy at the New School for Social Research, New York. His most recent book is The Pragmatic Turn (Polity, 2010).
Table of Contents
Toward Philosophy without Mirrors
Introduction to The Linguistic Turn
Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature: Introduction and Chapter VIII
Pragmatism, Relativism, and Irrationalism
Nineteenth-Century Idealism and Twentieth-Century Textualism
Conversations with Analytic Philosophy
From Logic to Language to Play
Pragmatism, Davidson, and Truth
Twenty-Five Years After
Putnam and the Relativist Menace
Analytic and Conversational Philosophy
From Antirepresentationalism to Political Liberalism
Philosophy as Science, as Metaphor, and as Politics
Solidarity or Objectivity?
The Priority of Democracy to Philosophy
Freud and Moral Reflection
Private Irony and Liberal Hope
Pragmatism, Literature, and Democracy
The Humanistic Intellectual: Eleven Theses
Heidegger, Kundera, and Dickens
De Man and the American Cultural Left
Feminism and Pragmatism
Human Rights, Rationality, and Sentimentality
Looking Backwards from the Year 2096
American National Pride: Whitman and Dewey
Redemption from Egotism: James and Proust as Spiritual Exercises
Philosophy as Cultural Politics
Truth without Correspondence to Reality
Ethics Without Principles
Justice as a Larger Loyalty
Pragmatism as Romantic Polytheism
Religion in the Public Square: A Reconsideration
Is "Cultural Recognition" a Useful Concept for Leftist Politics?
Philosophy as a Transitional Genre
From Philosophy to Post-Philosophy: An Interview with Richard Rorty
Trotsky and the Wild Orchids
Biography and Philosophy
The Fire of Life
Guide to Further Reading
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