Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature

ISBN-10: 0691141320

ISBN-13: 9780691141329

Edition: 30th 2009 (Revised)

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Description: When it first appeared in 1979,Philosophy and the Mirror of Naturehit the philosophical world like a bombshell. In it, Richard Rorty argued that, beginning in the seventeenth century, philosophers developed an unhealthy obsession with the notion of representation: comparing the mind to a mirror that reflects reality. Rorty's book is a powerful critique of this imagery and the tradition of thought that it spawned.Thirty years later, the book remains a must-read and stands as a classic of twentieth-century philosophy. Its influence on the academy, both within philosophy and across a wide array of disciplines, continues unabated. This edition includes new essays by philosopher Michael Williams and literary scholar David Bromwich, as well as Rorty's previously unpublished essay "The Philosopher as Expert."

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Book details

List price: $83.00
Edition: 30th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 12/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 472
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

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.

Michael Williams is a writer of plays, musicals, operas and novels and the Managing Director of Cape Town Opera in South Africa. He has written operas for young people based on African mythology, as well as the libretti for symphonic operas that have premiered around the world.

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