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A pilgrimage to La Paz

June 4th, 2014  |  by  |  published in English texts, mensenrechten, politiek | Comments Off on A pilgrimage to La Paz

A pilgrimage to La Paz

“We look like a bunch of pilgrims gathering to start a pilgrimage to Canterbury.” “You may be right about being pilgrims, but you can’t compare this sweltering place to a fourteenth century English tavern.” We all laughed. In a way the young man was right: four unconnected people had flocked together. First we were sitting […]

Richard Rorty died on June 8th 2007

June 13th, 2007  |  by  |  published in English texts, FILOSOFIE | Comments Off on Richard Rorty died on June 8th 2007

Richard Rorty died on Friday June 8th 2007. German philosopher Jürgen Habermas wrote an obituary for the Süddeutsche Zeitung. Among contemporary philosophers, I know of none who equalled Rorty in confronting his colleagues – and not only them – over the decades with new perspectives, new insights and new formulations. This awe-inspiring creativity owes much […]

Richard Rorty, Take care of freedom and truth will take care of itself

January 1st, 2006  |  by  |  published in Boeken Janantoon | Comments Off on Richard Rorty, Take care of freedom and truth will take care of itself

Take care of freedom and truth will take care of itself Richard Rorty, Eduardo Mendieta (ed.) taal: Engelsgepubliceerd door: Stanford University Presseerste editie: gedrukt: 2006verworven: 2006bindwijze: paperbackisbn: 0804746184verworven via: Amazon Interviews with Richard Rorty

Richard Rorty, Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature

January 1st, 2003  |  by  |  published in Boeken Janantoon | Comments Off on Richard Rorty, Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature

Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature Richard Rorty taal: Engelsgepubliceerd door: Princeton University Presseerste editie: gedrukt: 1980verworven: 2003bindwijze: paperbackisbn: 0691020167verworven via: Amazon More on Richard Rorty.

Matthew Festenstein (ed.), Richard Rorty

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Richard RortyCritical Dialogues Matthew Festenstein (ed.), Simon Thompson (ed.) taal: Engelsgepubliceerd door: Blackwelleerste editie: gedrukt: 2001verworven: 2002bindwijze: gebondenisbn: 074562166Xverworven via: Marnix More by and about Richard Rorty.

Richard Rumana, On Rorty

January 1st, 2002  |  by  |  published in Boeken Janantoon | Comments Off on Richard Rumana, On Rorty

On Rorty Richard Rumana taal: Engelsgepubliceerd door: Wadswortheerste editie: gedrukt: 2000verworven: 2002bindwijze: paperbackisbn: 0534576230verworven via: Marnix More by and about Richard Rorty.

Richard Rorty, Contingency, irony, and solidarity

January 1st, 2002  |  by  |  published in Boeken Janantoon | Comments Off on Richard Rorty, Contingency, irony, and solidarity

Contingency, irony, and solidarity Richard Rorty taal: Engelsgepubliceerd door: Cambridge University Presseerste editie: gedrukt: 1999verworven: 2002bindwijze: paperbackisbn: 0521367816verworven via: Amazon Richard Rorty is one of the most provocative and influential thinkers of our time. His sustained critique of the foundationalist, metaphysical aspirations of philosophy has had a galvanizing effect both inside and outside philosophy departments, […]

Richard Rorty, Achieving our Country

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Achieving our CountryLeftist Thought in Twentieth-Century America Richard Rorty taal: Engelsgepubliceerd door: Harvard University Presseerste editie: gedrukt: 1998verworven: 2002bindwijze: gebondenisbn: 067400311Xverworven via: Abebooks Richard Rorty on this book: "Insofar as a Left becomes spectatorial and retrospective, it ceases to be a Left. I argue in these lectures that the American Left, once the old alliance […]

Richard Rorty, Philosophy and social hope

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Richard Rorty, Philosophy and social hope

Most philosophy since Plato has aimed at true knowledge, penetrating beneath appearances to an underlying reality. To this tradition, argues Richard Rorty, pragmatism opposes a philosophy of hope.
One of the most provocative figures in recent philosophical and wider literary and cultural debate, Richard Rorty brings together in this collection a wide range of philosophical, political and cultural writings. He explains in a fascinating memoir how he began to move away from Plato towards James and Dewey, culminating in his own version of pragmatism. What matters, he 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. In an introduction called ‘Relativism’ and an afterword on the unfortunate popularity of the term ‘postmodern’, Rorty responds to charges that he is a ‘postmodern relativist’.



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