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Philosophy as poetry

Author: Richard Rorty
Publisher: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, [2016]
Series: Page-Barbour lectures.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Undeniably iconoclastic, and doggedly practical where others were abstract, the late Richard Rorty was described by some as a philosopher with no philosophy. Rorty was skeptical of systems claiming to have answers, seeing scientific and aesthetic schools as vocabularies rather than as indispensable paths to truth. But his work displays a profound awareness of philosophical tradition and an urgent concern for how we  Read more...
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Named Person: Richard Rorty; Richard Rorty; Richard Rorty
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Rorty
ISBN: 9780813939339 081393933X
OCLC Number: 950449303
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxix, 79 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The assent of man / Michael Bérubé --
Getting rid of the appearance-reality distinction --
Universalist grandeur and analytic philosophy --
Romanticism, narrative philosophy, and human finitude --
Afterword / Mary V. Rorty.
Series Title: Page-Barbour lectures.
Responsibility: Richard Rorty.

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Drawn from Richard Rorty's acclaimed 2004 Page-Barbour lectures, Philosophy as Poetry distils many of the central ideas in his work. This book makes an ideal starting place for anyone looking for an  Read more...

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In these lectures Rorty is singing the same same old (and good) song about what we must give up. We must give up our striving to be in touch with the really real, and we must give up the illusion Read more...

 
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