Essays on Heidegger and Others: Philosophical Papers

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Cambridge University Press, Feb 22, 1991 - Philosophy - 202 pages
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The second volume pursues the themes of the first volume in the context of discussions of recent European philosophy focusing on the work of Heidegger and Derrida. His four essays on Heidegger include "Philosophy as Science, as Metaphor and as Politics" and "Heidegger, Kundera, and Dickens;" three essays on Derrida (including "Deconstruction and Circumvention" and "Is Derrida a Transcendental Philosopher?") are followed by a discussion of the uses to which Paul de Man and his followers have put certain Derridean ideas. Rorty's concluding essays broaden outward with an essay on "Freud and Moral Deliberation" and essays discussing the social theories and political attitudes of various contemporary figures--Foucault, Lyotard, Habermas, Unger, and Castoriadis.
 

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Rorty contends that the European philosophers who rank as Nietzsche's principal successors, most notably Heidegger and Derrida, can be viewed as quite similar to the American pragmatists. Instead of ... Read full review

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Contents

Philosophy as science as metaphor and as politics
9
Heidegger contingency and pragmatism
27
Wittgenstein Heidegger and the reification of language
50
Heidegger Kundera and Dickens
66
PART 2
83
Deconstruction and circumvention
85
Two meanings of logocentrism A reply to Norris
107
Is Derrick a transcendental philosopher?
119
De Man and the American Cultural Left
129
PART 3
141
Freud and moral reflection
143
Habermas and Lyotard on postmodernity
164
Unger Castoriadis and the romance of a national future
177
Moral identity and private autonomy The case of Foucault
193
Index of names
199
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Richard Rorty (1931 2007) was Professor of Comparative Literature and Philosophy at Stanford University.

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