Rorty and Pragmatism: The Philosopher Responds to His Critics / Edition 1

Rorty and Pragmatism: The Philosopher Responds to His Critics / Edition 1

by Richard Rorty
     
 

ISBN-10: 0826512631

ISBN-13: 9780826512635

Pub. Date: 06/28/1995

Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press


A penetrating and illuminating exchange of views between Richard Rorty, a highly influential and sometimes controversial philosopher, and seven of his most thoughtful critics, providing new insights into the impact of his work on contemporary American philosophy.

Richard Rorty, William R. Kenan Professor and University Professor of Humanities at the University

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A penetrating and illuminating exchange of views between Richard Rorty, a highly influential and sometimes controversial philosopher, and seven of his most thoughtful critics, providing new insights into the impact of his work on contemporary American philosophy.

Richard Rorty, William R. Kenan Professor and University Professor of Humanities at the University of Virginia, is a frequent and influential contributor to major literary magazines and professional journals in this country and abroad. Among his best-known book publications are The Linguistic Turn (1967 and 1992), Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature (1979), The Consequences of Pragmatism (1982), and Contingency, Irony and Solidarity (1989).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826512635
Publisher:
Vanderbilt University Press
Publication date:
06/28/1995
Series:
Vanderbilt Library of American Philosophy Series
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents


CONTENTS
Preface
Introduction
Herman J. Saatkamp, Jr.
1. Dewey Between Hegel and Darwin
Richard Rorty
2. Rorty's Pragmatism and Farewell to the Age of Faith and Enlightenment
Charles Hartshorne (University of Texas)
Response by Richard Rorty
3. America and the Contestations of Modernity: Bentley, Dewey, Rorty
Thelma Z. Lavine (George Mason University)
4. American Pragmatism: The Conflict of Narratives
Richard Bernstein (New School for Social Research)
Response to Lavine and Bernstein by Richard Rorty
5. What is the Legacy of Instrumentalism? Rorty's Interpretation of Dewey
James Gouinlock (Emory University)
Response by Richard Rorty
6. Pragmatism as Naturalized Hegelianism: Overcoming Transcendental Philosophy?
Allen Hance (University of Illinois)
Response by Richard Rorty
7. Vulgar Pragmatism: An Unedifying Prospect
Susan Haack (University of Miami)
Response by Richard Rorty
8. Rorty and Antirealism
Frank B. Farrell (SUNY Purchase)
Response by Richard Rorty
9. Philosophy and the Future
Richard Rorty
Notes
A Bibliography of Publications by Richard Rorty

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