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  1. Philosophy and Social Hope by Richard Rorty, 2000-01-01
  2. An Ethics for Today: Finding Common Ground Between Philosophy and Religion by Richard Rorty, 2010-10-12
  3. Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity by Richard Rorty, 1989-02-24
  4. The Rorty Reader (Blackwell Readers) by Richard Rorty, 2010-08-16
  5. Consequences Of Pragmatism: Essays 1972-1980 by Richard Rorty, 1982-10-18
  6. Richard Rorty: The Making of an American Philosopher by Neil Gross, 2008-05-15
  7. Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature: Thirtieth-Anniversary Edition by Richard Rorty, 2008-12-29
  8. Objectivity, Relativism, and Truth: Philosophical Papers (Philosophical Papers, Vol 1) (Volume 1) by Richard Rorty, 1990-11-30
  9. Richard Rorty: Philosophical Papers Set by Richard Rorty, 2007-02-12
  10. Rorty and His Critics (Philosophers and their Critics)
  11. The Philosophy of Richard Rorty (Library of Living Philosophers)
  12. Achieving Our Country : Leftist Thought in Twentieth-Century America by Richard Rorty, 1999-09-01
  13. Essays on Heidegger and Others: Philosophical Papers, Volume 2 by Richard Rorty, 1991-02-22
  14. Truth and Progress: Philosophical Papers (Philosophical Papers (Cambridge)) (Volume 3) by Richard Rorty, 1998-03-13

1. Richard Rorty - Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia
Richard McKay Rorty (October 4, 1931 June 8, 2007) was an American philosopher and professor emeritus of comparative literature and philosophy at Stanford
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Cornel West ... Sam Harris Richard McKay Rorty October 4 June 8 ) was an American philosopher and professor emeritus of comparative literature and philosophy at Stanford University . Rorty's long and diverse career saw him working in Philosophy, Humanities, and Literature departments. His complex intellectual background gave him a comprehensive and nuanced understanding of the analytical tradition he would later famously reject.

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Richard Rorty is both the bestknown and worst offender on this score—his depictions of philosophy are widely regarded by philosophers as shameless
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Posted by Kieran Healy Richard Rorty has died. posted on Saturday, June 9th, 2007 at 8:07 pm comments
  • RIP Posted by Freddie · June 9th, 2007 at 8:23 pm Posted by Matt · June 9th, 2007 at 8:33 pm RIP Posted by Flaffer June 9th, 2007 at 8:36 pm Crap. Posted by Martin GL June 9th, 2007 at 8:45 pm Posted by Martin GL June 9th, 2007 at 8:46 pm he made me take philosophy less and comparative literature more seriously, which was a good thing RIP Posted by novakant · June 9th, 2007 at 9:42 pm RIP Posted by Toby June 9th, 2007 at 10:56 pm Posted by Steve Sailer June 9th, 2007 at 11:43 pm Posted by John Emerson June 10th, 2007 at 12:59 am What matt said. Some name-brand philosophers really ought to be ashamed of themselves for their treatment of Rorty and his work. (Even when they were right that he was wrong, which was not as often as they thought.) Posted by Dave Maier June 10th, 2007 at 1:00 am Posted by Dave Maier June 10th, 2007 at 1:06 am Posted by John Emerson June 10th, 2007 at 1:06 am
  • 3. Richard Rorty - Wikipedia
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    4. Richard Rorty
    Richard Rorty philosophical hero to some and enemy of philosophy to others. Richard Bernstein has noted that Rorty-bashing has become something of a
    Home Articles Games Portals ... Contact Us Philosopher of the Month April 2002 - Richard Rorty Simon Eassom Richard Rorty - philosophical hero to some and enemy of philosophy to others. Richard Bernstein has noted that Rorty-bashing has become something of a philosophical sport. Love him or loathe him, you cannot ignore him. There is no doubt that Rorty is one the most influential, controversial, prolific, and widely read philosophers in the world. Unlike many of his contemporaries, and following the example of his own heroes William James and John Dewey, he is a public philosopher writing for a broad audience on a vast range of topics related to social justice and democracy. Rorty sets out his stall in two early texts, Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature (1979) and Consequences of Pragmatism Rorty's work shows the clear influence of contemporary philosophers such as Nelson Goodman, W. V. O. Quine, Hilary Putnam, and Jacques Derrida. His social philosophy follows from James and Dewey as already mentioned. His strong and sometimes idiosyncratic readings of the work of great philosophical figures such as Hegel and Heidegger have drawn criti cism, but there is no denying that Rorty is the complete, rounded thinker whose work in the collected

    5. Bad Subjects: The Anti-Theism Of Richard Rorty
    Richard Rorty s language is suggestive of a universe in which God and politics as usual have no a priori meaning, where redescription, rather than tradition
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    Richard Rorty's language is suggestive of a universe in which God and politics as usual have no a priori meaning, where redescription, rather than tradition, is the defining norm of a culture. It is such a world that atheists have long sought to construct. Omar Swartz Issue #72, February 2005 Richard Rorty is among the most useful of contemporary philosophers for atheists to read and discuss. His writing is both accessible and inspiring, providing non-philosophers with a convenient vocabulary for countering, with easy to accept intellectual premises, the religious arguments and cultural politics of theists. Fundamental to this task is his argument that truth is the upshot of whatever free culture comes to value, and that if we take care of freedom and not worry about Truth, society will turn out fine. When we approach truth in this contingent, nominalist sense, conservative claims to religious, philosophical, and/or political certainty lose their privileged places in our society. We can then break their unfortunate intellectual hold on much of the American public.

    6. The Believer - Interview With Richard Rorty
    Richard Rorty may be America’s most influential living philosopher; he is certainly both the most controversial and the most widely read.

    7. Book - Matthew Festenstein, Simon Thompson - Richard Rorty
    Richard Rorty is one of the most influential and provocative figures in contemporary intellectual life. He argues that many of philosophy s traditional

    8. Richard Rorty --  Britannica Online Encyclopedia
    Britannica online encyclopedia article on Richard Rorty American pragmatist philosopher and public intellectual noted for his wideranging critique of the
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    9. Richard Rorty | Cosmic Variance
    Richard rorty richard Rorty has passed away. He was arguably the most wellknown living American philosopher, not least of which because he was a wonderful
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      Sean at 3:14 pm, June 10th, 2007 Richard Rorty has passed away . He was arguably the most well-known living American philosopher, not least of which because he was a wonderful communicator; see appreciation of his rhetorical skills. Intellectually, Rorty was hard to pin down; while he was most closely identified with the American pragmatist tradition of Dewey and Peirce Wikipedia has a representative quote from Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity (1) She has radical and continuing doubts about the final vocabulary she currently uses, because she has been impressed by other vocabularies, vocabularies taken as final by people or books she has encountered; (2) she realizes that argument phrased in her present vocabulary can neither underwrite nor dissolve these doubts; (3) insofar as she philosophizes about her situation, she does not think that her vocabulary is closer to reality than others, that it is in touch with a power not herself. not very sympathetic final vocabularies vocabulary with which we as scientists describe that real world . In fact, when pressed in other contexts, we are the first to insist that scientific theories are always useful but limited approximations, capturing some part of reality but certainly not the whole. Furthermore, even experimental

    10. Comment Is Free: Remembering Richard Rorty
    Richard Rorty combined scepticism about the truth with a passion for social justice, and his death will make the pursuit of justice harder.
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    11. Richard Rorty
    Richard Rorty. AKA Richard McKay Rorty. Born 4Oct-1931 Birthplace New York City Father James Hancock Rorty Mother Winifred Raushenbush
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    Executive summary: Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature Military service: US Army (1957-58) Father: James Hancock Rorty
    Mother: Winifred Raushenbush Wife: Amelie Oksenberg (m. 1954, div. 1972, one son) Wife: Mary Varney (m. 1972, one son, one daughter) University: University of Chicago University: PhD, Yale University (1956) Professor: Philosophy, Wellesley College (1958-61) Professor: Philosophy, Princeton University (1961-82) Professor: University of Virginia Professor: Comparative Literature, Stanford University (1998-) American Academy of Arts and Sciences Campaign for America's Future ... Roosevelt Institution Advisory Board MacArthur Fellowship Author of books: Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature , philosophy) Consequences of Pragmatism , philosophy) Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity

    12. Richard Rorty (Stanford Encyclopedia Of Philosophy)
    richard rorty (1931–2007) developed a distinctive and controversial brand of pragmatism that expressed itself along two main axes.
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    First published Sat Feb 3, 2001; substantive revision Sat Jun 16, 2007 Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature (1979, hereafter PMN). In this book, and in the closely related essays collected in Consequences of Pragmatism (1982, hereafter CP), Rorty's principal target is the philosophical idea of knowledge as representation, as a mental mirroring of a mind-external world. Providing a contrasting image of philosophy, Rorty has sought to integrate and apply the milestone achievements of Dewey, Hegel and Darwin in a pragmatist synthesis of historicism and naturalism. Characterizations and illustrations of a post-epistemological intellectual culture, present in both PMN (part III) and CP (xxxvii-xliv), are more richly developed in later works, such as Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity (1989, hereafter CIS), in the popular essays and articles collected in Philosophy and Social Hope (1999), and in the four volumes of philosophical papers

    13. Richard Rorty, Philosopher, Dies At 75 - New York Times
    Mr. rorty’s inventive work on philosophy, politics, literary theory and more made him one of the world’s most influential contemporary thinkers.
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    By PATRICIA COHEN Published: June 11, 2007 Correction Appended Richard Rorty, whose inventive work on philosophy, politics, literary theory and more made him one of the world’s most influential contemporary thinkers, died Friday in Palo Alto, Calif. He was 75. Skip to next paragraph University of Virginia Richard McKay Rorty The cause was complications from pancreatic cancer, said his wife, Mary Varney Rorty. Raised in a home where “The Case for Leon Trotsky” was viewed with the same reverence as the Bible might be elsewhere, Mr. Rorty pondered the nature of reality as well as its everyday struggles. “At 12, I knew that the point of being human was to spend one’s life fighting social injustice,” he wrote in an autobiographical sketch. Russell A. Berman, the chairman of the Department of Comparative Literature at

    14. RICHARD RORTY: 1931 - 2007 / Philosopher Couldn't Be Ignored
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    15. Richard Rorty (1931- ) [Internet Encyclopedia Of Philosophy]
    richard rorty is an important American philosopher of the late twentieth and early twentyfirst century who blended expertise in philosophy and comparative
    Richard Rorty (1931- ) Richard Rorty is an important American philosopher of the late twentieth and early twenty-first century who blended expertise in philosophy and comparative literature into a perspective called "The New Pragmatism" or “neopragmatism.” Rejecting the Platonist tradition at an early age, Rorty was initially attracted to analytic philosophy. As his views matured he came to believe that this tradition suffered in its own way from representationalism, the fatal flaw he associated with Platonism. Influenced by the writings of Darwin, Gadamer, Hegel and Heidegger, he turned towards pragmatism. Rorty’s thinking as a historicist, anti-essentialist found its fullest expression in 1979 in his most noted book, Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature . Abandoning all claims to a privileged mental power that allows direct access to things-in-themselves, he offered an alternative narrative which adapts Darwinian evolutionary principles to the philosophy of language. The result was an attempt to establish a thoroughly naturalistic approach to issues of science and objectivity, to the mind-body problem, and to concerns about the nature of truth and meaning. In Rorty’s view, language is to be employed as an adaptive tool used to cope with the natural and social environments to achieve a desired, pragmatic end. Motivating his entire program is Rorty’s challenge to the notion of a mind-independent, language-independent reality that scientists, philosophers, and theologians appeal to when professing their understanding of the truth. This greatly influences his political views. Borrowing from Dewey’s writings on democracy, especially where he promotes philosophy as the art of the politically useful leading to policies that are best, Rorty ties theoretical inventiveness to pragmatic hope. In place of traditional concerns about whether what one believes is well-grounded, Rorty, in

    16. Richard Rorty -- Philosophy Books And Online Resources
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    Philosophy and Social Hope
    by Richard Rorty A superb introduction to one of today's leading and most provocative thinkers.
    Since Plato most philosophy has aimed at true knowledge, penetrating beneath appearances to an underlying reality. Against this tradition, Richard Rorty convincingly argues, pragmatism offers a new philosophy of hope. One of the most controversial figures in recent philosophical and wider literary and cultural debate, Rorty brings together an original collection of his most recent philosophical and cultural writings. He explains in a fascinating memoir how he began to move away from Plato towards William James and Dewey, culminating in his own version of pragmatism. What ultimately matters, Rorty suggests, is not whether our ideas correspond to some fundamental reality but whether they help us carry out practical tasks and create a fairer and more democratic society.
    Aimed at a general audience, this volume offers a stimulating summary of Rorty's central philosophical beliefs, as well as some challenging insights into contemporary culture, justice, education, and love.

    17. Portrait: 'Richard Rorty' By Simon Blackburn | Prospect Magazine April 2003 Issu
    richard rorty He is arguably the most influential philosopher of our time a radical American who is against war in Iraq and against truth,

    18. Richard Rorty's Platonists, Positivists, And Pragmatists
    Position statement by richard rorty on contemporary philosophy.
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    Consequences of Pragmatism
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    1. Platonists, Positivists, and Pragmatists The Allegory of Painting a fortiori, it is not likely that there is something general and useful to be said about what makes All such actions good-about the common feature of all the sentences which one should acquire a disposition to assert. (philosophein aneu malakias). that pistis or doxa. The latter, if perhaps not yet episteme,
    2. Pragmatism and Contemporary Philosophy
    aufgehoben. I do not think that either of these dismissive attitudes is justified. on the account of recent analytic philosophy which I offered in Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature, Tractatus, This Davidsonian way of looking at language lets us avoid hypostatising Language in the way in which the Cartesian epistemological tradition, and particularly the idealist tradition which built upon Kant, hypostatised Thought. For it lets us see language not as a tertium quid between Subject and Object, nor as a medium in which we try to form pictures of reality, but as part of the behaviour of human beings. On this view, the activity of uttering sentences is one of the things people do in order to cope with their environment. The Deweyan notion of language as tool rather than picture is right as far as it goes. But we must be careful

    19. Richard Rorty And The Postmodern Rejection Of Absolute Truth
    Article by Dean Geuras. A general description of postmodernism and rorty s support for it, as well as a critique from a Christian perspective. critical

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    Richard Rorty and the Postmodern Rejection of Absolute Truth
    Dean Geuras, Professor of Philosophy, Southwest Texas State University
    Dean Geuras received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Colorado at Boulder teaches in the Department of Philosophy at Southwest Texas State University. How should Christians respond to postmodernism? Is it a profound threat that we must refute else it undermine the Christian perspective? Or is it a benign alternative to the more explicitly atheistic philosophies that have dominated twentieth-century thought? I answer that it is not benign, but that, even if Christians make no attempt to refute it, it will destroy itself, and possibly its antireligious philosophical predecessors such as Sartrian existentialism, logical positivism, and Wittgensteinianism. This self-destruction will occur despite the efforts of Richard Rorty, postmodernism’s most gifted defender, who may ultimately do more to destroy the movement that to defend it. However, I do not suggest philosophical passivity. There is much that both Christians and non Christians can learn and apply from the dead-ended emptiness of postmodernism. My paper is divided into three parts. The first is a general description of postmodernism and Rorty’s support for it. In the second section, I make some critical remarks about Rorty’s analyses of truth and objective reality, insofar as they express postmodern elements. I suggest that the problems that I find in Rorty’s position derive from his unwitting adoption of the very Cartesian modernism that he professes to reject. In my final section, I discuss what inferences we, as Christian scholars, can draw from what I take to be Rorty’s failures. In this section I maintain, that we ought to base our scholarship upon suppositions consistent with our Christianity but that they ought not to be singularly Christian or even singularly theistic. The suppositions to which I refer are precisely those that postmodernists reject: that there is objective truth, objective moral value, and an intelligible universe.

    20. Richard Rorty: Internet Links
    richard rorty (1931) is an American philosopher who was trained in the analytic tradition. Unlike many of his contemporaries, he has been influenced as
    Knowledge Base RICHARD RORTY Richard Rorty (1931-) is an American philosopher who was trained in the analytic tradition. Unlike many of his contemporaries, he has been influenced as much by Sartre and Heidegger as by Wittgenstein. Rorty has been able to articulate the post-modern concerns of 'continental philosophy' in the language game of Anglo-American academia. Rorty argues that ever since Descartes' "invention of the mind" philosophy has attempted to provide rock solid foundations for our understanding of the World. Kant thought that we interpret the world through universal timeless categories. The distinction was made between a mirroring non-natural mind and a mirrored natural world. The purpose of philosophy was to expose the shape of this mirror.
    For Rorty human understanding is not based some objective structure of 'mind'. Rather we interpret the world through a variety of paradigms. If there is no objective philosophical standpoint then the idea that philosophy should be seen as the "queen of sciences", clarifying what counts as knowledge, is unsustainable. For Rorty the aim of philosophers should be, "to help their readers, or society as a whole, break free from outworn vocabularies and attitudes, rather than to provide 'grounding' for the intuitions and customs of the present." Hermeneutics Defined (Catholic Encyclopedia) Contingency, Irony and Solidarity at

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