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|Named Person:||Richard Rorty|
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|ISBN:||9780231150569 0231150563 9780231525435 0231525435|
|Description:||xxii, 76 pages ; 18 cm|
|Contents:||Richard Rorty: a philosophical guide to talking about religion / Jeffrey W. Robbins --
Introduction / Gianni Vattimo --
An ethics for today / Richard Rorty --
Philosophy, religion, and religious belief after Rorty / G. Elijah Dann.
|Responsibility:||Richard Rorty ; foreword by Jeffrey W. Robbins ; introduction by Gianni Vattimo ; conclusion by G. Elijah Dann.|
In this posthumous publication, Rorty, a strict secularist, finds in the pragmatic thought of John Dewey, John Stuart Mill, Henry James, and George Santayana, among others, a political imagination shared by religious traditions. His intent is not to promote belief over nonbelief or to blur the distinction between religious and public domains. Rorty seeks only 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. --Book Jacket.
This striking presentation of Rorty's influential thoughts will be of value to those grounded in the study of philosophy, religion, and their interaction. Library Journal ...concise but none the less