Philosophy and Social Hope

ISBN-10: 0140262881
ISBN-13: 9780140262889
Edition: 1999
Authors: Richard Rorty
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Description: In these essays, articles and lectures, Rorty gives a summary of his central philosophical beliefs and how they relate to his political hopes. He also offers some challenging insights into contemporary America, justice, education and love.

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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.06" wide x 7.73" long x 0.73" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

In these essays, articles and lectures, Rorty gives a summary of his central philosophical beliefs and how they relate to his political hopes. He also offers some challenging insights into contemporary America, justice, education and love.

Richard Rorty is professor of comparative literature and philosophy at Stanford University. He is the author of numerous works, including Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature; Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity; and What's the Use of Truth?Gianni Vattimo teaches hermeneutic philosophy at the University of Turin. Among his books are After Christianity; Nihilism and Emancipation: Ethics, Politics, and Law; Dialogue with Nietzsche; and After the Death of God.Santiago Zabala is the editor of Weakening Philosophy: Essays in Honor of Gianni Vattimoand author of The Hermeneutic Nature of Analytic Philosophyand the forthcoming The Remains of Being.

Acknowledgements
Preface
Introduction: Relativism: Finding and Making
Autobiographical
Trotsky and the Wild Orchids
Hope in Place of Knowledge: A Version of Pragmatism
Truth without Correspondence to Reality
A World, without Substances or Essences
Ethics Without Principles
Some Applications of Pragmatism
The Banality of Pragmatism and the Poetry of Justice
Pragmatism and Law: A Response to David Luban
Education as Socialization and as Individualization
The Humanistic Intellectual: Eleven Theses
The Pragmatist's Progress: Umberto Eco on Interpretation
Religious Faith, Intellectual Responsibility and Romance
Religion As Conversation-stopper
Thomas Kuhn, Rocks and the Laws of Physics
On Heidegger's Nazism
Politics
Failed Prophecies, Glorious Hopes
A Spectre is Haunting the Intellectuals: Derrida on Marx
Love And Money
Globalization, the Politics of Identity and Social Hope
Contemporary America
Looking Backwards from the Year 2096
The Unpatriotic Academy
Back to Class Politics
Afterword Pragmatism, Pluralism and Postmodernism
Index

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