Richard Rorty: From Pragmatist Philosophy to Cultural by Alexander Groeschner,Colin Koopman,Mike Sandbothe

By Alexander Groeschner,Colin Koopman,Mike Sandbothe

Richard Rorty was once some of the most very important philosophers of the final 1/2 the 20th century. His paintings helped influence worldwide differences within the means philosophy thinks approximately its paintings and function midst modern tradition. He was once influential throughout a range of disciplines in perturbing our inherited self-understandings of where of intellectuals in tradition and the jobs of artwork, literature, technological know-how, and faith in modern liberal democratic society.

This selection of essays, by means of a global and interdisciplinary staff of eminent students and thinkers of their personal correct, together with Jürgen Habermas, Saskia Sassen, Robert Brandom, and Richard Shusterman, provides the 1st entire posthumous research of Rorty's paintings as an entire. the gathering displays on Rorty's myriad accomplishments, with specific cognizance at the function of pragmatist philosophy in Rorty's expanding identity of his considering with the paintings of cultural politics. The booklet covers the complete variety of Rortyan subject matters, together with the perform of philosophy and metaphilosophy, the politics of tradition, and Rorty's position within the modern philosophical and critical-cultural landscapes. those reflections serve to either introduce the arc of Rorty's pondering and develop the severe reception of his work.

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