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Richard Rorty

By Neil Gross
  • ISBN Code: : 0226309916
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Pages : 390
  • Category : Philosophy
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On his death in 2007, Richard Rorty was heralded by the New York Times as “one of the world’s most influential contemporary thinkers.” Controversial on the left and the right for his critiques of objectivity and political radicalism, Rorty experienced a renown denied to all but a handful of living philosophers. In this masterly biography, Neil Gross explores the path of Rorty’s thought over the decades in order to trace the intellectual and professional journey that led him to that prominence. The child of a pair of leftist writers who worried that their precocious son “wasn’t rebellious enough,” Rorty enrolled at the University of Chicago at the age of fifteen. There he came under the tutelage of polymath Richard McKeon, whose catholic approach to philosophical systems would profoundly influence Rorty’s own thought. Doctoral work at Yale led to Rorty’s landing a job at Princeton, where his colleagues were primarily analytic philosophers. With a series of publications in the 1960s, Rorty quickly established himself as a strong thinker in that tradition—but by the late 1970s Rorty had eschewed the idea of objective truth altogether, urging philosophers to take a “relaxed attitude” toward the question of logical rigor. Drawing on the pragmatism of John Dewey, he argued that philosophers should instead open themselves up to multiple methods of thought and sources of knowledge—an approach that would culminate in the publication of Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature, one of the most seminal and controversial philosophical works of our time. In clear and compelling fashion, Gross sets that surprising shift in Rorty’s thought in the context of his life and social experiences, revealing the many disparate influences that contribute to the making of knowledge. As much a book about the growth of ideas as it is a biography of a philosopher, Richard Rorty will provide readers with a fresh understanding of both the man and the course of twentieth-century thought.

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Richard Rorty

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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 0745654517
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Neil Gascoigne provides the first comprehensive introduction Richard Rorty’s work. He demonstrates to the general reader and to the student of philosophy alike how the radical views on truth, objectivity and rationality expressed in Rorty’s widely-read essays on contemporary culture and politics derive from his earliest work in the philosophy of mind and language. He avoids the partisanship that characterizes much discussion of Rorty’s work whilst providing a critical account of some of the dominant concerns of contemporary thought. Beginning with Rorty’s early work on concept-change in the philosophy of mind, the book traces his increasing hostility to the idea that philosophy is cognitively privileged with respect to other disciplines. After the publication of Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature, this led to a new emphasis on preserving the moral and political inheritance of the enlightenment by detaching it from the traditional search for rational foundations. This emerging project led Rorty to champion ‘ironic’ thinkers like Foucault and Derrida, and to his attempt to update the liberalism of J. S. Mill by offering a non-universalistic account of the individual’s need to balance their own private interests against their commitments to others. By returning him to his philosophical roots, Gascoigne shows why Rorty’s pragmatism is of continuing relevance to anyone interested in ongoing debates about the nature and limits of philosophy, and the implications these debates have for our understanding of what role the intellectual might play in contemporary life. This book serves as both an excellent introduction to Rorty’s work and an innovative critique which contributes to ongoing debates in the field.

Richard Rorty

By David L. Hall
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  • Publisher : State University of New York Press
  • Book Code : 1438405499
  • Total of Pages : 308
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This book is a discussion of the nature and import of Richard Rorty’s philosophy, particularly as it relates to his reevaluation of American pragmatism. Rorty’s thinking is assessed within the context of both modern and postmodern intellectual trends, and his thought is contrasted with that of his principal contemporaries in America and Europe, including Donald Davidson, W. V. O. Quine, Jürgen Habermas, Michel Foucault, Martin Heidegger, and Jacques Derrida.

Richard Rorty

By Richard Rumana
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  • Book Code : 9789042014404
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Demonstrating Richard Rorty's breadth of scholarship and his influence on diverse issues across the social sciences and humanities, this comprehensive bibliography contains 1,165 citations. A unique reference work on neo-pragmatism, this bibliography is essential for anyone researching Rorty's work and its impact on philosophy, literature, the arts, religion, the social sciences, politics, and education.

The Ethics, Epistemology, and Politics of Richard Rorty

By Giancarlo Marchetti
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000472744
  • Total of Pages : 304
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This book features fourteen original essays that critically engage the philosophy of Richard Rorty, with an emphasis on his ethics, epistemology, and politics. Inspired by James’ and Dewey’s pragmatism, Rorty urged us to rethink the role of science and truth with a liberal-democratic vision of politics. In doing so, he criticized philosophy as a sheer scholastic endeavor and put it back in touch with our most pressing cultural and human needs. The essays in this volume employ the conceptual tools and argumentative techniques of analytic philosophy and pragmatism and demonstrate the relevance of Rorty’s thought to the most urgent questions of our time. They touch on a number of topics, including but not limited to structural injustice, rule-following, Black feminist philosophy, legal pragmatism, moral progress, relativism, and skepticism. This book will be of interest to a wide range of scholars across disciplines who are engaging with the work of Richard Rorty.

Rorty, Pragmatism, and Confucianism

By Yong Huang
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  • Publisher : State University of New York Press
  • Book Code : 0791477193
  • Total of Pages : 335
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An engagement between Confucianism and the philosophy of Richard Rorty.

Richard Rorty: Outgrowing Modern Nihilism

By Tracy Llanera
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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Book Code : 3030450589
  • Total of Pages : 167
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The book makes a new contribution to the contemporary debates on nihilism and the sacred. Drawing on an original interpretation of Richard Rorty’s writings, it challenges the orthodox treatment of nihilism as a malaise that human beings must overcome. Instead, nihilism should be framed as a problem for human culture to outgrow through pragmatism.

Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature

By Richard Rorty
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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Book Code : 140083306X
  • Total of Pages : 480
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When it first appeared in 1979, Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature hit the philosophical world like a bombshell. In it, Richard Rorty argued that, beginning in the seventeenth century, philosophers developed an unhealthy obsession with the notion of representation: comparing the mind to a mirror that reflects reality. Rorty's book is a powerful critique of this imagery and the tradition of thought that it spawned. Today, the book remains a must-read and stands as a classic of twentieth-century philosophy. Its influence on the academy, both within philosophy and across a wide array of disciplines, continues unabated. This edition includes new essays by philosopher Michael Williams and literary scholar David Bromwich, as well as Rorty's previously unpublished essay "The Philosopher as Expert."

Richard Rorty and the Problem of Postmodern Experience

By Tobias Timm
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 1498589243
  • Total of Pages : 163
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This book addresses the implications of Richard Rorty’s rejection of experience. The author argues that there are ways to recover a concept of experience that is consistent with Rorty’s preference for a linguistic style of pragmatism.

Richard Rorty, Liberalism and Cosmopolitanism

By David E McClean
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317317858
  • Total of Pages : 221
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Richard Rorty was one of the most controversial and influential philosophers of the late twentieth century. McClean re-evaluates Rorty’s work in the light of his liberal cosmopolitan outlook, showing how it can be applied to a range of social and political issues.

Richard Rorty

By Andreas Vieth
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  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Book Code : 3110326205
  • Total of Pages : 147
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Without doubt Richard Rorty is one of the most honored, famous and disputed philosophers of our days. All over the world interest in his inspiring and provoking thoughts goes beyond the circles of academic philosophy. The present volume includes "The Brain as Hardware, Culture as Software" and "Philosophy-Envy" of Richard Rorty, papers presented by students of the philosophy department at university of Münster and Rorty's responses to and comments on them. Rorty's lecture has been publicly presented at the 8. Münstersche Vorlesungen zur Philosophie on may 26th 2004. The students presented their intensively prepared papers on the following day. The volume gives an overview of the main topics of his philosophy as well as a detailed analysis of central concepts. "The papers are of very high quality indeed, and the level of discussion during the day I spent with the students was equally high. I have never, in any university, encountered students who combined such detailed knowledge of my writings with such penetrating criticisms of my views." (Richard Rorty)

Romanticism and Pragmatism

By U. Schulenberg
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 113747419X
  • Total of Pages : 251
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This interdisciplinary project is situated at the boundary between literary studies and philosophy. Its chief focus is on American Romanticism and it examines work by a number of prominent writers and philosophers, from Whitman and Thoreau to Barthes and Rorty.

The Ironist and the Romantic

By Áine Mahon
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  • Book Code : 1472569520
  • Total of Pages : 208
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At the time of his death in 2007, Richard Rorty was widely acclaimed as one of the world's most influential contemporary thinkers. Stanley Cavell, who has been a leading intellectual figure from the 1960s to the present, has been just as philosophically influential as Rorty though perhaps not as politically divisive. Both philosophers have developed from analytic to post-analytical thought, both move between philosophy, literature and cultural politics, and both re-establish American philosophical traditions in a new and nuanced key. The Ironist and the Romantic: Reading Richard Rorty and Stanley Cavell finds the sound of Rorty's cheerful pragmatism strikingly at odds with the anxious romanticism of Cavell. Beginning from this tonal discord, and moving through comprehensive comparative analysis on the topics of scepticism, American philosophy, literature, writing style and politics, this book presents the work of its central figures in a novel and mutually illuminating perspective. Áine Mahon's unique and original comparative reading will be of interest not only to those working on Rorty and Cavell but to anyone concerned with the current state of American philosophy.

Deconstruction and Pragmatism

By Simon Critchley,Jacques Derrida,Ernesto Laclau,Richard Rorty
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  • Book Code : 1134807694
  • Total of Pages : 112
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Deconstruction and pragmatism constitute two of the major intellectual influences on the contemporary theoretical scene; influences personified in the work of Jacques Derrida and Richard Rorty. Both Rortian pragmatism, which draws the consequences of post-war developments in Anglo-American philosophy, and Derridian deconstruction, which extends and troubles the phonomenological and Heideggerian influence on the Continental tradition, have hitherto generally been viewed as mutually exclusive philosophical language games. The purpose of this volume is to bring deconstruction and pragmatism into critical confrontation with one another through staging a debate between Derrida and Rorty, itself based on discussions that took place at the College International de Philosophie in Paris in 1993. The ground for this debate is layed out in introductory papers by Simon Critchley and Ernesto Laclau, and the remainder of the volume records Derrida's and Rorty's responses to each other's work. Chantal Mouffe gives an overview of the stakes of this debate in a helpful preface.

An Ethics for Today

By Richard Rorty
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  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Book Code : 0231525435
  • Total of Pages : 104
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One of the most widely discussed philosophers of the 21st century finds common ground between spiritual and secular ethics in this provocative book. As controversial and he was influential, Richard Rorty developed a brand of philosophical pragmatism that rejects all theories of truth. His groundbreaking work also dismisses modern epistemology and its preoccupation with knowledge and representation. Though he was a strict secularist, Rorty believed there could be no universally valid answers to moral questions. This led him to a surprisingly complex view of religion rarely expressed in his writings. In this posthumous publication, Rorty finds in the pragmatic thought of John Dewey, John Stuart Mill, William James, and George Santayana, among others, a political imagination shared by religious traditions. Rather than promote belief or nonbelief, Rorty seeks to locate patterns of similarity and difference so an ethics of decency and a politics of solidarity can rise. He particularly responds to Pope Benedict XVI and his campaign against the relativist vision. Whether holding theologians, metaphysicians, or political ideologues to account, Rorty remains steadfast in his opposition to absolute uniformity and its exploitation of political strength.

Last Conceptual Revolution, The

By Eric M. Gander
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  • Publisher : State University of New York Press
  • Book Code : 143840378X
  • Total of Pages : 256
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A critique of Rorty's own provocative political philosophy, as well as an in-depth look at both the issues concerning the relationship between the public and the private, and arguments on the role of reason in liberal political discourse generally.

Values, Valuations, and Axiological Norms in Richard Rorty's Neopragmatism

By Krzysztof Piotr Skowronski
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  • Book Code : 1498509479
  • Total of Pages : 146
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Values, Valuations, and Axiological Norms in Richard Rorty's Neopragmatism sympathetically discusses Richard Rorty's neopragmatist philosophy. This book brings together a range of interpretations and possibilities on a variety of humanistic topics, including philosophy, literature, culture, film, economics, social issues, politics, and more. Skowroński involves the work of philosophers such as Kant, Dewey, Santayana, and Kołakowski as he delves into various philosophical problems using the lens of Rorty’s neopragmatist thought.

A Companion to Rorty

By Alan Malachowski
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1118972171
  • Total of Pages : 560
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A groundbreaking reference work on the revolutionary philosophy and intellectual legacy of Richard Rorty A provocative and often controversial thinker, Richard Rorty and his ideas have been the subject of renewed interest to philosophers working in epistemology, metaphysics, analytic philosophy, and the history of philosophy. Having called for philosophers to abandon representationalist accounts of knowledge and language, Rorty introduced radical and challenging concepts to modern philosophy, generating divisive debate through the new form of American pragmatism which he advocated and the renunciation of traditional epistemology which he espoused. However, while Rorty has been one of the most widely-discussed figures in modern philosophy, few volumes have dealt directly with the expansive reach of his thought or its implications for the fields of philosophy in which he worked. The Blackwell Companion to Rorty is a collection of essays by prominent scholars which provide close, and long-overdue, examination of Rorty’s groundbreaking work. Divided into five parts, this volumecovers the major intellectual movements of Rorty’s career from his early work on consciousness and transcendental arguments, to the lasting impacts of his major writings, to his approach to pragmatism and his controversial appropriations from other philosophers, and finally to his later work in culture, politics, and ethics. Offers a comprehensive, balanced, and insightful account of Rorty's approach to philosophy Provides an assessment of Rorty’s more controversial thoughts and his standing as an “anti-philosopher’s philosopher” Contains new and original exploration of Rorty’s thinking from leading scholars and philosophers Includes new perspectives on topics such as Rorty's influence in Central Europe Despite the relevance of Rorty’s work for the wider community of philosophers and for those working in fields such as international relations, legal and political theory, sociology, and feminist studies, the secondary literature surrounding Rorty’s work and legacy is limited. A Companion to Rorty address this absence, providinga comprehensive resource for philosophers and general readers.

Richard Rorty

By Ronald A. Kuipers
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  • Book Code : 1441140247
  • Total of Pages : 224
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Richard Rorty is one of the most oft-cited yet least understood philosophers of the twentieth century. This book offers an overview and introduction to Rorty's ideas, key writings and contributions to the various fields of philosophy. Chronologically organized, the book traces the development of Rorty's thought and examines all the key topics, and controversies, central to his work. Ronald A. Kuipers introduces Rorty's complex thought through the exploration of three Rortyan personas: The Philosophical Therapist, The Liberal Ironist, and the Anticlerical Prophet. This exploration of Rorty's multivalent yet deeply coherent intellectual identity is set against the background of Rorty's personal motivations for studying philosophy, and for pursuing the controversial questions he did. The book portrays how, in conversation with the traditions of American Pragmatism, Analytic Philosophy, and Continental Thought, Rorty weaves his own unique and original philosophy. Rorty's originality resides in his fresh approach to interrelated social and political problems, revealing a thinker who has important reasons for wading into controversial intellectual waters. This is the ideal companion to study of this hugely influential thinker.

Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Rorty and the Mirror of Nature

By James Tartaglia
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  • Book Code : 1134176716
  • Total of Pages : 264
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Richard Rorty is one of the most influential, controversial and widely-read philosophers of the twentieth century. In this GuideBook to Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature Tartaglia analyzes this challenging text and introduces and assesses: Rorty's life and the background to his philosophy the key themes and arguments of Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature the continuing importance of Rorty's work to philosophy. Rorty and the Mirror of Nature is an ideal starting-point for anyone new to Rorty, and essential reading for students in philosophy, cultural studies, literary theory and social science.

The Ethics of Richard Rorty

By Susan Dieleman,David E. McClean,Paul Showler
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  • Book Code : 1000586413
  • Total of Pages : 208
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This book contains diverse and critical reflections on Richard Rorty’s contributions to ethics, an aspect of his thought that has been relatively neglected. Together, they demonstrate that Rorty offers a compelling and coherent ethical vision. The book's chapters, grouped thematically, explore Rorty’s emphasis on the importance of moral imagination, social relations, language, and literature as instrumental for ethical self-transformation as well as for strengthening what Rorty called "social hope," which entails constant work toward a more democratic, inclusive, and cosmopolitan society and world. Several contributors address the ethical implications of Rorty’s commitment to a vision of political liberalism without philosophical foundations. Others offer critical examinations of Rorty’s claim that our private or individual projects of self-creation can or should be held apart from our public goals of ameliorating social conditions and reducing cruelty and suffering. Some contributors explore hurdles that impede the practical applications of certain of Rorty's ideas. The Ethics of Richard Rorty will appeal to scholars and advanced students interested in American philosophy and ethics.

Richard Rorty, Liberalism and Cosmopolitanism

By David E McClean
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  • Book Code : 1317317866
  • Total of Pages : 224
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Richard Rorty was one of the most controversial and influential philosophers of the late twentieth century. McClean re-evaluates Rorty’s work in the light of his liberal cosmopolitan outlook, showing how it can be applied to a range of social and political issues.

Summary of Richard Rorty's Pragmatism as Anti-Authoritarianism

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 The pragmatists’ objection to the idea that truth is a matter of correspondence to the intrinsic nature of reality is that it requires us to humble ourselves before something non-human, whether the Will of God or the Intrinsic Nature of Reality. We must set aside any authority save that of a consensus of our fellow humans. #2 Dewey was a utilitarian, which means he believed that in the end, the only moral or epistemological criteria we have or need is whether performing an action or holding a belief will, in the long run, make for greater human happiness. He saw progress as produced by increasing willingness to experiment and get out from under the past. #3 Pragmatism is the philosophy of inquiry, and it was developed by Charles Sanders Peirce, George Herbert Mead, and William James. It was anti-foundationalist, coherentist, and holist in its view of the nature of inquiry. It was anti-Cartesian in its view of the universe as evolving. #4 The three founding pragmatists were Peirce, James, and Dewey. They were all American, and they all had different philosophical concerns. They were all disciples of Kant, but they each improved on his doctrine of categories and his conception of logic.

Richard Rorty: democracia, contingencia y verdad

By Juan José Ramírez
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  • Publisher : Editorial Universidad Católica de Córdoba
  • Book Code : 9876264729
  • Total of Pages : 209
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"La prioridad de la democracia sobre la filosofía" implica una comunidad liberal que ofrece a sus ciudadanos todo el espacio posible para que desarrollen sus proyectos privados. Lo que esta comunidad requiere de esos proyectos es que reconozcan su privacidad no obstaculizando los planes alternativos de otros ciudadanos. En la medida en que se pueda constatar la convivencia de múltiples y diversos proyectos privados, se dejará de insistir en la justificación de los intereses propios para ejercer algún tipo de dominación sobre los demás. En esta comunidad la cuestión no es cómo conseguir que los seres humanos vivan de acuerdo con la naturaleza, sino cómo lograr que vivan con gente que tiene nociones distintas acerca del sentido de la vida humana. En este contexto, la filosofía, una disciplina académica que tradicionalmente se ha atribuido la capacidad de señalar el verdadero aspecto del mundo y la orientación de las acciones humanas, deviene, para un filósofo edificante, en un instrumento conversacional que permite diseñar de un modo no violento nuestro mundo y nuestras acciones. Se trata de un género literario que se libera del embrujo epistemológico y del análisis lógico para portar nuevas herramientas –contingentes e ironistas– que sirvan para la flexibilización de la corteza social y el estímulo de nuevas formas de identificación con otras gentes. Esta filosofía –postfilosófica– comporta un abandono terapéutico de cualquier pretensión ontológica-epistemológica y promueve una educación sentimental con la expectativa de formar agentes de amor y agentes de justicia para llevar a cabo las tareas ciudadanas de una comunidad democrática y liberal. En este texto Juan José Ramírez ofrece una reconstrucción rigurosa y exhaustiva de la filosofía política de Richard Rorty. A lo largo de sus páginas, el autor ofrece un relevamiento del corpus bibliográfico en el que el pragmatista expone las principales tesis de su "liberalismo burgués posmoderno". La tesis de Juan José Ramírez demuestra el trabajo exhaustivo de una investigación minuciosa y supone una originalidad manifiesta respecto a la exposición integral del pensamiento de Richard Rorty.

Richard Rorty - Paradigmenwechsel in der Philosophie

By Katharina Markmann
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  • Book Code : 3640553888
  • Total of Pages : 18
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2009 im Fachbereich Philosophie - Philosophie des 20. Jahrhunderts / Gegenwart, Note: 2, Technische Universität Dresden, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: In der folgenden Arbeit werde ich mich mit der Philosophie Richard Rortys beschäftigen, der zur philosophischen Strömung des Neopragmatismus gezählt werden kann. Sein Denken geht allerdings weit über diese Strömung hinaus und ist durch eine radikale Kritik an der Philosophie selbst gekennzeichnet. Dabei stößt vor allem das Selbstverständnis der Philosophie als Fundamentalwissenschaft bei Rorty auf Widerstand. Denn Rorty selbst war stets Verfechter einer vielfältigen und freien Welt gewesen. Er teilte mit Nietzsche und James „[...] die Hoffnung, die Freigeisterei und Vielgeisterei des Menschen werde in Zukunft stärker und vollständiger zum Ausdruck kommen.“ Auch zählt Rorty in eine Reihe historischer Denker, die die Natur des Menschen abstreiten und dessen Sein im jeweiligen historischen Kontext betrachten. Seine Kritik richtete sich vor allem gegen das philosophische Nachdenken als Selbstzweck und er verlangte von der Philosophie stattdessen, sie solle real existierende Probleme lösen und zur Verbesserung des Lebens beitragen. Durch seine Dekonstruktion der Erkenntnistheorie und seiner Negation der absoluten Wahrheit stellte er die Philosophie selbst in den Augen vieler Kollegen in Frage. Habermas resümiert in einem Nachruf: „Unter den zeitgenössischen Philosophen kenne ich niemanden, der wie Rorty seine Kollegen – und nicht nur sie – über Jahrzehnte mit neuen Perspektiven, neuen Einsichten, neuen Formulierungen überfallen und in Atem gehalten hat.“ Da eine umfassende Darstellung von Rortys Philosophie den Rahmen dieser Arbeit sprengen würde, werde ich den Ursprung der Kritik Rortys an der abendländischen Philosophie kurz darstellen. Im zweiten Abschnitt sollen dann Rortys Vorschläge in Bezug auf eine Philosophie nach dem von ihm geforderten Paradigmenwechsel stehen und in der Schlussbetrachtung werden dann Kritik an Rortys Denken zur Sprache kommen.

Filosofía y futuro

By Richard Rorty
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  • Publisher : Editorial GEDISA
  • Book Code : 8418193069
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 553
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«Supongan que hemos reformulado nuestro mapa del universo o nuestras instituciones políticas… ¿Deberíamos decir entonces que hemos logrado una visión correcta del universo, de la política o de la vida? ¿O tal vez deberíamos decir simplemente lo que decimos de un traje nuevo: que se ajusta mejor a nuestras necesidades?» Con su habitual gusto por la ironía, y su estilo ágil y desprejuiciado, Richard Rorty nos brinda en este volumen una serie de ensayos que definen su proyecto pragmatista y su visión de la filosofía: erramos al creer que la verdad está más cerca, o que la realidad se aferra más firmemente, cuando encontramos una mejor teoría científica o un modelo económico más eficiente. Si en algo avanza el ser humano, no es en aproximarse a algo distinto de sí mismo, sino en abrazar una mayor libertad y conquistar nuevos horizontes morales. Sus atrevidas desmitificaciones de su propia disciplina le han convertido en uno de los filósofos más discutidos de la actualidad. Rorty es en cualquier caso un imbatible guerrillero de la interpretación, que atraviesa las filas enemigas con perspicacia y habilidad, dejando a menudo tan atónitos a sus adversarios como a sus seguidores.

Una ética para laicos

By Richard, Rorty
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  • Publisher : Katz Editores
  • Book Code : 9871566026
  • Total of Pages : 42
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 841
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Las relaciones entre ética y religión, entre relativismo y fundamentalismo, entre naturaleza humana y deseo humano preocuparon largamente a Richard Rorty. Producto de esa preocupación es este libro en el cual, poco antes de su muerte, el filósofo norteamericano define una ética laica que no está situada en un lugar subordinado respecto de la religión, sino que tiene una autonomía precisa y constituye un importante recurso para garantizar el futuro espiritual de la humanidad.

Rorty, Religion, and Metaphysics

By John Owens
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 1498560393
  • Total of Pages : 230
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 597
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This book examines Richard Rorty’s position that religious and metaphysical beliefs should simply be abandoned, and proposes that his position is contradicted by what is a fundamental part of every human life, namely the phenomenon of human recognition of other people.

Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind

By Wilfrid Sellars
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  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Book Code : 0674267230
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 796
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The most important work by one of America's greatest twentieth-century philosophers, Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind is both the epitome of Wilfrid Sellars' entire philosophical system and a key document in the history of philosophy. First published in essay form in 1956, it helped bring about a sea change in analytic philosophy. It broke the link, which had bound Russell and Ayer to Locke and Hume--the doctrine of "knowledge by acquaintance." Sellars' attack on the Myth of the Given in Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind was a decisive move in turning analytic philosophy away from the foundationalist motives of the logical empiricists and raised doubts about the very idea of "epistemology." With an introduction by Richard Rorty to situate the work within the history of recent philosophy, and with a study guide by Robert Brandom, this publication of Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind makes a difficult but indisputably significant figure in the development of analytic philosophy clear and comprehensible to anyone who would understand that philosophy or its history.

A késői Richard Rorty filozófiája

By Krémer, Sándor
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  • Publisher : JATEPress Kiadó
  • Book Code : 9633153174
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A késői Rorty neopragmatikus gondolkodóként minden egyébbel szemben prioritást biztosított a liberális demokráciát eszményként tekintő politikának. Még a filozófia mint kulturális politika is ezt a célt szolgálta, Rorty gondolkodásának egyre fokozódó esztétizálódása mellett is. […] Rorty korunk világának nem szisztematikus, de logikus és folyamatosan fejlesztett interp­retációját nyújtotta, olyan tudás alapján, amit többek között a poszt-darwiniánus amerikai és a poszt-nietzscheiánus európai filozófia közötti hídverés során sajátított el. […] Ez a könyv filozófiai és módszertani előfeltevések alkalmazása egy speciális esetre. Rorty személyiségfejlődésének, illetve szociális körülményeinek történeti alakulását háttérként használva értelmezem a késői Rorty műveit, gondolatvilágát, filo­zófia­­­történeti helyét és jelentőségét, igazolva – számos kritikával szemben – késői fi­lo­zófiájának lényegi koherenciáját.

우연성, 아이러니, 연대

By 리처드 로티 (Richard Rorty)
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  • Publisher : 사월의책
  • Book Code : 8997186191
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 770
  • Pdf File: 우연성-아이러니-연대.pdf

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우연한 개인들의 사회를 위한 철학 갈수록 다원화하고 복잡해지는 시대 상황에 어떻게 대처해야 할까? 우연하고 유동적인 정체성의 존재로 살아가게 된 우리 개인들은 어떤 식의 연대와 사회적 희망을 상상할 수 있을까? 세계적인 철학자 리처드 로티는 이 책에서 새로운 시대와 새로운 개인들을 위한 철학적 제안을 내놓는다. 로티는 우리 존재의 우연성을 이야기한다. 우리의 언어도, 자아도, 공동체도 발견되어야 할 본질 같은 것은 없다. 우리는 철저히 역사적인 산물이며 스스로를 만들어가야 할 아이러니한 존재이다. 독특하고 특이한 개인들의 사회에서는 전통 철학이 추구해왔던 보편적인 진리는 더 이상 연대의 근거가 될 수 없다. 오늘날 인간의 연대는 공통의 진리보다는 차라리 공통의 이기적인 희망을 공유하는 데 달려 있는 것이다.

After Rorty

By G. Elijah Dann
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  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Book Code : 1847142230
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Philosophy
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  • Pdf File: after-rorty.pdf

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Trained by some of the most eminent philosophers of the twentieth century, Richard Rorty has come to be one of the strongest critics of the philosophical tradition. In this book G. Elijah Dann takes seriously Rorty's writings, showing how, contrary to what many philosophers believe, he actually helps to enhance and enliven both the philosophy of religion and the chances for moral progress. Dann goes on to discuss Rorty's metaethics and reviews Rorty's well-known article, "Religion as Conversation-stopper," showing how the private/public distinction, though well-placed, needs adjustment. Contrary to Rorty's view that religious values should remain in the private realm, Dann maintains religious values can play an important role in the public square, albeit through a "translation" into secular terms. Finally the book explores how the history of philosophical interests shaped theological ones and Dann looks at Rorty's more recent thoughts about religion, particularly in his discussion with the Italian philosopher Gianni Vattimo.