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Philosophy and the idea of freedom

Author: Roy Bhaskar
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; Cambridge, USA : B. Blackwell, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Part 1 is a critique of the work of Richard Rorty on the epistemological problematic. Part 2 contains three texts to complement this critique: the first examines the nature of critical realism, the  Read more...

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Named Person: Richard Rorty; Richard Rorty; Richard Rorty
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roy Bhaskar
ISBN: 0631159118 9780631159117 0631170820 9780631170822
OCLC Number: 22984499
Description: xii, 202 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part 1 Anti-Rorty (knowledge): Rorty's account of science; pragmatism, epistemology and the inexorability of realism; (agency): the essential tension of "Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature" - or a tale of two Rortys; how is freedom possible?; (politics): self-defining versus social engineering - poetry and politics - the problem of contingency, irony and solidarity; Rorty's apologetics; (kibitzing): reference, fictionalism and radical negation; Rorty's changing conceptions of philosophy. Part 2 For critical realism: critical realism in context.
Responsibility: Roy Bhaskar.

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