Objectivity, Relativism, and Truth: Philosophical Papers
In this volume Rorty offers a Deweyan account of objectivity as intersubjectivity, one that drops claims about universal validity and instead focuses on utility for the purposes of a community. The sense in which the natural sciences are exemplary for inquiry is explicated in terms of the moral virtues of scientific communities rather than in terms of a special scientific method. The volume concludes with reflections on the relation of social democratic politics to philosophy.
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Rorty has added an introduction to 14 papers previously published between 1980 and 1989. The three main sections offer a contention that knowledge, including scientific knowledge, is not a matter of ... Read full review
Solidarity or objectivity?
Science as solidarity
Is natural science a natural kind?
Pragmatism without method
Texts and lumps
An antidualist account of interpretation
Representation social practise and truth
Hesse and Davidson on metaphor
The priority of democracy to philosophy
Postmodernist bourgeois liberalism
A reply to Clifford Geertz
A response to JeanFrancois Lyotard
Pragmatism Davidson and truth