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Truth and progress

Author: Richard Rorty
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©1998.
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The essays in the volume engage the work of many of today's most innovative thinkers, including Robert Brandom, Donald Davidson, Daniel Dennett, Jacques Derrida, Jurgen Habermas, John McDowell, Hilary Putnam, John Searle, and Charles Taylor. The collection also touches on problems in contemporary feminism raised by Annette Baier, Marilyn Frye, and Catherine MacKinnon, and considers issues connected with human rights  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Rorty
ISBN: 0521553474 9780521553476 0521556864 9780521556866
OCLC Number: 37509964
Description: viii, 355 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Truth and some philosophers --
Is truth a goal of inquiry? Donald Davidson versus Crispin Wright --
Hilary Putnam and the relativist menace --
John Searle on realism and relativism --
Charles Taylor on truth --
Daniel Dennett on intrinsicality --
Robert Brandom on social practices and representations --
The very idea of human answerability to the world : John McDowell's version of empiricism --
Antiskeptical weapons : Michael Williams versus Donald Davidson --
Moral Progress : toward more inclusive communities --
Human rights, rationality, and sentimentality --
Rationality and cultural difference --
Feminism and pragmatism --
The end of Leninism, Havel and social hope --
The role of philosophy in human progress --
The historiography of philosophy : four genres --
The contingency of philosophical problems : Michael Ayers on Locke --
Dewey between Hegel and Darwin --
Habermas, Derrida and the functions of philosophy --
Derrida and the philosophical tradition.
Responsibility: Richard Rorty.
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A collection of Rorty's essays complementing two previously published volumes, touches on the work of many of today's most innovative thinkers.  Read more...

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'This volume is Rorty at his best, again and again making us see things from a new, unexpected angle, strenuously engaging with those of us who resist his startling and unsettling 'take' on things. Read more...

 
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