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Truth and Progress Philosophical Papers

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ISBN-10: 0521556864

ISBN-13: 9780521556866

Edition: 1998

Authors: Richard McKay Rorty

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The essays in this volume engage with the work of leading contemporary thinkers, including Robert Brandom, Donald Davidson and Jacques Derrida.
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List price: $34.99
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/13/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 364
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Richard McKay Rorty is the principal American voice of postmodern philosophy. He was born in New York City and educated at the University of Chicago and Yale University. After having taught philosophy at Princeton University for more than 20 years, Rorty became a university professor in humanities at the University of Virginia in 1982. He has been awarded fellowships by the Guggenheim and MacArthur foundations. In 1967 Rorty published The Linguistic Turn, an anthology of twentieth-century philosophy that opens with his 40-page introduction. This work has become a standard introduction to analytic philosophy, and its title names an era. Despite his early hope for the future of analytic…    

Introduction
Truth and Some Philosophers
Is truth a goal of inquiry?
Hilary Putnam and the relativist menace
John Searle on realism and relativism
Charles Taylor on truth
Daniel Dennett on intrinsicality
Robert Brandom on social practices and representations
The very idea of human answerability to the world: John McDowell's Version of Empiricism
Anti-sceptical weapons
Moral Progress: Towards more Inclusive Communities
Human rights, rationality, and sentimentality
Rationality and cultural difference
Feminism and pragmatism
The end of Leninism, Havel and social hope
The Role of Philosophy in Human Progress
The historiography of philosophy: four genres
The contingency of philosophical problems: Michael Ayers on Locke
Dewey between Hegel and Darwin
Habermas, Derrida and the functions of philosophy
Derrida and the philosophical tradition