Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity
In this book, major American philosopher Richard Rorty argues that thinkers such as Nietzsche, Freud, and Wittgenstein have enabled societies to see themselves as historical contingencies, rather than as expressions of underlying, ahistorical human nature, or as realizations of suprahistorical goals. This ironic perspective on the human condition is valuable but it cannot advance Liberalism's social and political goals. In fact, Rorty believes that it is literature and not philosophy that can do this, by promoting a genuine sense of human solidarity. Specifically, it is novelists such as Orwell and Nabokov who succeed in awakening us to the cruelty of particular social practices and individual attitudes. Thus, a truly liberal culture would fuse the private, individual freedom of the ironic, philosophical perspective with the public project of human solidarity as it is engendered through the insights and sensibilities of great writers. Rorty uses a wide range of references--from philosophy to social theory to literary criticism--to elucidate his beliefs.
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If you're not going to say ONE WORD about Newt Gingrinch, Rorty, then why'd you put him on the cover? Rorty thinks that the ideas we have and the truths we hold are formed and limited by our ... Read full review
The contingency of language
The contingency of selfhood
The contingency of a liberal community
Private irony and liberal hope
Selfcreation and affiliation Proust Nietzsche and Heidegger
From ironist theory to private allusions Derrida
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Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity (1989), written by American philosopher Richard Rorty, is based on two sets of lectures given at University College, ...
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Contingency, irony, and solidarity
"In Contingency, irony, and solidarity Rorty has a threefold purpose: first, he offers a summary of his philosophical position, a portion of the book which ...
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Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity. RICHARD RORTY. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1989. xvi, 201 p. Cloth $34.50, paper $10.95. ...
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It's literature that promotes human solidarity and the advancement of liberal goals through the social consciousness it raises
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Like Matt says, Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity is well worth reading. Philosophy and Social Hope is good too. Rorty’s basic point was that much ...
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Irony is the essential theme in “Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity,” the book in which Rorty makes his most ambitious foray into literature and aesthetics. ...
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Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity, Richard Rorty, 9780521367813, Cambridge University Press.
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