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Richard Rorty (1931–2007)

Forfatter af Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature

62+ Værker 5,255 Medlemmer 53 Anmeldelser 30 Favorited

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Richard Rorty is professor of comparative literature and philosophy at Stanford University.
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Værker af Richard Rorty

Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature (1979) 1,180 eksemplarer, 9 anmeldelser
Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity (1989) 945 eksemplarer, 9 anmeldelser
Philosophy and Social Hope (1999) 583 eksemplarer, 6 anmeldelser
Consequences of Pragmatism: Essays, 1972-1980 (1982) 327 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Objectivity, Relativism, and Truth (1990) 277 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Linguistic Turn: Essays in Philosophical Method (1967) — Redaktør — 200 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Essays on Heidegger and Others (1991) 193 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Truth and Progress (1998) 154 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Future of Religion (2005) 115 eksemplarer
Philosophy as Cultural Politics (2007) 94 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
What's the Use of Truth? (2005) 91 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Pragmatism as Anti-Authoritarianism (2021) 62 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Deconstruction and Pragmatism (1996) 56 eksemplarer
The Rorty Reader (1676) 45 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Philosophy as Poetry (Page-Barbour Lectures) (2016) 44 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Solidariteit of objectiviteit drie filosofische essays (1988) 21 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
What Can We Hope For?: Essays on Politics (2022) 19 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Filosofía y futuro (2000) 17 eksemplarer
Un'etica per i laici (2008) 13 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
El Pragmatismo, Una Version (2000) 8 eksemplarer
Pragmatismo E Politica (1998) 5 eksemplarer
Wozu Wahrheit? : eine Debatte (2005) 4 eksemplarer
Philosophical papers (1991) 4 eksemplarer
Scritti sull'educazione (1996) 2 eksemplarer
Filozofické orchidey (2006) 2 eksemplarer

Associated Works

Pale Fire (1962) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver8,009 eksemplarer, 140 anmeldelser
Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind (1997) — Introduktion — 190 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Mapping Ideology (1994) — Bidragyder — 189 eksemplarer
After Philosophy: End or Transformation? (1986) — Bidragyder — 121 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Rorty and His Critics (2000) 107 eksemplarer
Habermas and Modernity (1985) — Bidragyder — 78 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Materialism and the mind-body problem (1971) — Bidragyder — 70 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Crowds (2006) — Bidragyder — 21 eksemplarer
Knowledge and Civilization (2003) — Forord — 17 eksemplarer
The New Salmagundi Reader (1996) — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer
Sarunas ar filozofiem (2018) — Forfatter — 2 eksemplarer

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When I saw the spine of this newly published book in the awesome Athenaeum bookshop in Amsterdam last summer, I decided to see if Richard Rorty could still teach me something. What Can We Hope For? Essays on Politics collects 19 essays that were written between 1995 and 2007 – 4 of which unpublished, and many lesser-known and hard to find pieces. It also has a 17 page introduction by editors W.P. Malecki and Chris Voparil.

I want to stress the collection is accessible to readers without any prior knowledge of Rorty.

Included is “Looking Backwards from the Year 2096”, a kind of science fictional essay that first appeared as “Fraternity Reigns” in the New York Times in 1996 and was also reprinted in Philosophy and Social Hope, a collection from 1999. Rorty imagines a future American history, looking back from 2096 to “our long, hesitant, painful; recovery, over the last five decades, from the breakdown of democratic institutions during the Dark Years (2014-2044)”, a recovery that “has changed our political vocabulary, as well as our sense of the relation between the moral order and the economic order”.

I highlight this here already, because political philosophy is clearly a matter of the imagination. In the remainder of this text I shall try to summarize some of Rorty’s main points, and also compare some of his ideas to those of Kim Stanley Robinson – another intellectual & writer, one who has thought about the future too, in the hope of bettering the world.

As such, this post can be read as a companion piece to my recent analysis of Antartica – KSR’s epistemological novel, in which Robinson ties together science, ethics, utopian praxis, imagination, ideologies and stories.

This post will be quote heavy, because I simply can’t say it any better than Rorty himself.


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bormgans | 1 anden anmeldelse | May 8, 2024 |
A refreshingly clear--and at many times humorous--philosophical statement! I like his framing of philosophy, and all intellectual inquiry actually, as acts of imagination, since any effort to try to understand the world implies thinking of something new, or at least possibly new. I also appreciate the call to stop obsessing about what is "Real" and to focus on what "is" and how to increase our understanding of what "is" and our collective well being.

Rorty hinges pretty much everything on language, and while I agree that language is an important/defining part of being human, I disagree that there is no complex communication without language. I'm guessing he never had children or spent time with young infants, or ever had a close relationship with a pet. To my mind, the extent of our ability to community without language only serves to underscore his point about the ultimate impact of language.… (mere)
lschiff | 1 anden anmeldelse | Sep 24, 2023 |



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