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Philosophy and social hope

Author: Richard Rorty
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 1999.
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"One of the most provocative figures in recent philosophical and wider literary and cultural debate, Richard Rorty brings together in this collection a wide range of philosophical, political and cultural writings, many published in book form for the first time. He explains how he began to move away from Plato towards James and Dewey, culminating in his own version of pragmatism. What matters, he suggests, is not  Read more...
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Rorty, Richard.
Philosophy and social hope.
New York : Penguin Books, 1999
(OCoLC)607414791
Online version:
Rorty, Richard.
Philosophy and social hope.
New York : Penguin Books, 1999
(OCoLC)609342701
Named Person: Richard Rorty
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Rorty
ISBN: 0140262881 9780140262889
OCLC Number: 41311603
Notes: "A Penguin original"--Cover.
Description: xxxii, 288 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Trotsky and the wild orchids --
Truth without correspondence to reality --
A world without substances or essences --
Ethics without principles --
The banality of pragmatism and the poetry of justice --
Pragmatism and law: a response to David Luban --
Education as socialization and as individualization --
The humanistic intellectual: eleven theses --
The pragmatist's progress: Umberto Eco on interpretation --
Religious faith, intellectual responsibility and romance --
Religion as conversation-stopper --
Thomas Kuhn, rocks and the laws of physics --
On Heidegger's Nazism --
Failed prophecies, glorious hopes --
A spectre is haunting the intellectuals: Derrida on Marx --
Love and money --
Globalization, the politics of identity and social hope --
Looking backwards from the year 2096 --
The unpatriotic academy --
Back to class politics.
Responsibility: Richard Rorty.
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"One of the most provocative figures in recent philosophical and wider literary and cultural debate, Richard Rorty brings together in this collection a wide range of philosophical, political and cultural writings, many published in book form for the first time. He explains how he began to move away from Plato towards James and Dewey, culminating in his own version of pragmatism. What matters, he suggests, is not whether our ideas correspond to some fundamental reality but whether they help us carry out practical tasks and create a fairer and more democratic society. In an introduction called 'Relativism' and a (previously unpublished) afterword on the unfortunate popularity of the term 'postmodern', Rorty responds to charges that he is a 'postmodern relativist'."--Jacket.

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