Take Care of Freedom and Truth Will Take Care of Itself: Interviews with Richard Rorty

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Stanford University Press, 2006 - Philosophy - 213 pages
This volume collects a number of important and revealing interviews with Richard Rorty, spanning more than two decades of his public intellectual commentary, engagement, and criticism. In colloquial language, Rorty discusses the relevance and nonrelevance of philosophy to American political and public life. The collection also provides a candid set of insights into Rorty's political beliefs and his commitment to the labor and union traditions in this country. Finally, the interviews reveal Rorty to be a deeply engaged social thinker and observer.
 

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There is much of value in this book. There are several times when I wish that Rorty had expanded on some of his responses. (Sometimes I found Rorty's responses a little too glib.) Somewhat like call ... Read full review

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In 1979, Rorty (humanities, Univ. of Virginia) shocked the members of the philosophical academy by exposing them as emperors without clothes, pointing out the bankruptcy of their epistemological ... Read full review

Contents

Richard Rortys Pilgrimage I
1
From Philosophy to Postphilosophy
18
Postphilosophical Politics
28
After Philosophy Democracy
34
Toward a Postmetaphysical Culture
46
There Is a Crisis Coming
56
Persuasion Is a Good Thing
66
On Philosophy and Politics
89
The Best Can Be an Enemy of the Better
104
On September n 2001
114
Worlds or Words Apart? The Consequences
120
Biography and Philosophy
148
Bibliography of Richard Rortys Writings
161
Sources
207
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About the author (2006)

Richard Rorty is Professor of Comparative Literature at Stanford University. He is the author of three volumes of Philosophical Papers (1991-1998), and Philosophy and Social Hope (1999). Eduardo Mendieta is Associate Professor of Philosophy at SUNY, Stony Brook. He is the author of Adventures of Transcendental Philosophy: Karl-Otto Apel's Semiotics and Discourse Ethics (2002).

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