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|Named Person:||Richard Rorty; Richard Rorty; Richard Rorty|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
D Vaden House
|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.|
Without God or His Doubles offers a sympathetic but critical interpretation of the philosophy of Richard Rorty. It shows that Rorty's engagement with the epistemological and ontological aspects of realism and relativism is animated by a quasi-religious passion for human emancipation and human freedom.
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