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Without God or his doubles : realism, relativism, and Rorty

Author: D Vaden House
Publisher: Leiden ; New York : E.J. Brill, 1994.
Series: Philosophy of history and culture, v. 14.
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Without God or His Doubles offers a sympathetic, but critical interpretation of the philosophy of Richard Rorty. Rorty is one of the most widely discussed of contemporary philosophers, but there exist few attempts to deal with the full scope of Rorty's writings in a systematic fashion. This book shows that the unifying theme that runs through Rorty's writings on epistemology, the philosophy of science, the  Read more...
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Named Person: Richard Rorty; Richard Rorty; Richard Rorty
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D Vaden House
ISBN: 9004100628 9789004100626
OCLC Number: 30594121
Description: 159 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Realism, Relativism and Truth. 2.1. Metaphysical Realism. 2.2. Ontological Relativity. 2.3. Beyond Realism and Anti-realism --
3. Deconstructing Epistemology. 3.1. Confrontation and Conversation. 3.2. The Invention of the Cartesian Mind. 3.3. Locke and the Naturalistic Fallacy. 3.4. Kant and the Problem of Synthesis. 3.5. The Ubiquity of Language. 3.6. The Contingency of Language --
4. The World Well Lost. 4.1. Coping and Corresponding. 4.2. The World an sich and Idealism. 4.3. Foundationalism and Realism. 4.4. Realism and Nominalism. 4.5. Meanings, Essences, and Ontological Privilege. 4.6. Bodies, Minds, and Natural Kinds. 4.7. Primary and Secondary Qualities --
5. Conversation and Culture. 5.1. Epistemological Behaviorism. 5.2. Normal and Abnormal Discourse. 5.3. Conversation and Edification. 5.4. Conversation Without Foundations. 5.5. Autonomy and Justice --
6. Without God or His Doubles? 6.1. Freedom or Necessity? 6.2. Finding the World or Making the Truth? 6.3. Conversation or Monologue? 6.4. Truth or Terror?
Series Title: Philosophy of history and culture, v. 14.
Responsibility: by D. Vaden House.

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