Richard Rorty

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The essays in this volume offer a balanced exposition and critique of Rorty's views on knowledge, language, truth, science, morality, and politics. The editorial introduction presents a valuable overview of Rorty's philosophical vision. Written by a distinguished roster of philosophers, this volume will have an unusually wide appeal outside philosophy to students in the social sciences, literary studies, cultural studies, and political theory.
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Table of Contents

Contributors
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
1 Introduction: Richard Rorty and Contemporary Philosophy 1
2 Rorty's Critique of Epistemology 41
3 Rorty on Knowledge and Truth 61
4 From Realism or Antirealism to Science as Solidarity 81
5 Rorty's Democratic Hermeneutics 105
6 Rorty's Inspirational Liberalism 124
7 Don't Be Cruel: Reflections on Rortyan Liberalism 139
8 Rorty and Philosophy 158
Bibiography 181
Index 201
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