A Pragmatist's Progress?: Richard Rorty and American Intellectual History / Edition 240

A Pragmatist's Progress?: Richard Rorty and American Intellectual History / Edition 240

by John Pettegrew
     
 

In this volume, a host of distinguished scholars examine Richard Rorty's influence on twentieth-century American pragmatism and its commitment to achieving social democracy.See more details below

Overview

In this volume, a host of distinguished scholars examine Richard Rorty's influence on twentieth-century American pragmatism and its commitment to achieving social democracy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847690626
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/28/2000
Series:
American Intellectual Culture Series
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
5.86(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.51(d)

Meet the Author

John Pettegrew is assistant professor of history at Lehigh University. He is currently completing a book entitled Brutes in Suits: The Pathological Origins of American Masculinity, 1890-1920.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Pragmatism: An Old Name for Some New Ways of Thinking? Chapter 3 Rorty, Radicalism, and Romanticism: The Politics of Gaze Chapter 4 Private Life and Public Commitment: From Walter Rauschenbusch to Richard Rorty Chapter 5 Lives of Irony: Randolph Bourne, Richard Rorty, and a New Genealogy of Critical Pragmatism Chapter 6 Is It Pragmatism? Rorty and the American Tradition Chapter 7 Is the Revival of Pragmatism Practical? Chapter 8 Narrative Politics: Richard Rorty at the "End of Reform" Chapter 9 Afterword: Intellectual Historians and Pragmatist Philosophy

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