Richard Rorty was a seminal figure in philosophy, transforming the discipline during the last quarter of the 20th century and setting it on a new path for the 21st. An early, implacable critic of the widespread preoccupation with questions of truth, representation, and the foundations of knowledge, Rorty promoted a new type of philosophical pragmatism with great persuasive power, and many have cre...
Series: Library of Living Philosophers (Book 32)
Hardcover: 992 pages
Publisher: Open Court (May 25, 2010)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.9 x 9 inches
Amazon Rank: 2325099
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What else can I say here that hasn't been said about countless other conversational volumes of Rorty's work: it's classic Rorty....
ith inspiring the renewed interest in the thought of classical American philosophy, especially his hero John Dewey. Always controversial, Rorty's books and essays were read as carefully by his critics as by his admirers. This book includes in its nearly 1,000 pages Rorty's intellectual autobiography, 29 previously unpublished critical and descriptive essays by famous scholars, Rorty's replies to most of them, and a complete bibliography of his published works. Since Rorty passed away in 2007, his contributions to this volume have a special importance as among his final writings.