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Philosophy and the mirror of nature

Author: Richard Rorty
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©1979.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Argues that philosophers developed an unhealthy obsession with the notion of representation. This book reenergizes pragmatism as an intellectual force, steered philosophy back to its roots in the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Rorty
ISBN: 0691072361 9780691072364 0691020167 9780691020167
OCLC Number: 5886457
Description: xv, 401 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1: Our glassy essence --
The invention of the mind --
Persons without minds --
2: Mirroring --
The idea of a "theory of knowledge" --
Privileged representations --
Epistemology and empirical psychology --
Epistemology and philosophy of language --
3: Philosophy --
From epistemology to hermeneutics --
Philosophy without mirrors.
Responsibility: Richard Rorty.
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