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Rorty, Richard

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Works: 1,702 works in 2,751 publications in 7 languages and 51,270 library holdings
Genres: History  Interviews  Conference proceedings  Controversial literature  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Creator, Commentator, Dedicatee, Compiler, Collaborator, Other
Classifications: B945, 191
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Philosophy and the mirror of nature by Richard Rorty ( Book )
66 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in English and held by 2,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
30 years ago Richard Rorty argued that philosophers had developed an unhealthy obsession with the notion of representation: comparing the mind to a mirror that reflects reality. The book now stands as a classic of 20th-century philosophy
The linguistic turn; recent essays in philosophical method by Richard Rorty ( Book )
41 editions published between 1967 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The future of religion by Richard Rorty ( )
12 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Though coming from different and distinct intellectual traditions, Richard Rorty and Gianni Vattimo are united in their criticism of the metaphysical tradition. The challenges they put forward extend beyond philosophy and entail a reconsideration of the foundations of belief in God and the religious life. They urge that the rejection of metaphysical truth does not necessitate the death of religion; instead it opens new ways of imagining what it is to be religious - ways that emphasize charity, solidarity, and irony. This unique collaboration, which includes a dialogue between the two philosophers, is notable not only for its fusion of pragmatism (Rorty) and hermeneutics (Vattimo) but also for its recognition of the limits of both traditional religious belief and modern secularism."--Jacket
Contingency, irony, and solidarity by Richard Rorty ( Book )
39 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 1,388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American philosopher Richard Rorty argues that thinkers such as Nietzsche, Freud, and Wittgenstein have enabled societies to see themselves as historical contingencies, rather than as expressions of underlying, ahistorical human nature, or as realizations of suprahistorical goals. This ironic perspective on the human condition is valuable but it cannot advance Liberalism's social and political goals. In fact, Rorty believes that it is literature and not philosophy that can do this, by promoting a genuine sense of human solidarity. Specifically, it is novelists such as Orwell and Nabokov who succeed in awakening us to the cruelty of particular social practices and individual attitudes. Thus, a truly liberal culture would fuse the private, individual freedom of the ironic, philosophical perspective with the public project of human solidarity as it is engendered through the insights and sensibilities of great writers. Rorty uses a wide range of references - from philosophy to social theory to literary criticism - to elucidate his beliefs
An ethics for today finding common ground between philosophy and religion by Richard Rorty ( )
25 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Richard Rorty is famous, maybe even infamous, for his philosophical nonchalance. His groundbreaking work not only rejects all theories of truth but also dismisses modern epistemology and its preoccupation with knowledge and representation. At the same time, the celebrated pragmatist believed there could be no universally valid answers to moral questions, which led him to a complex view of religion rarely expressed in his writings
Consequences of pragmatism : essays, 1972-1980 by Richard Rorty ( Book )
43 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and held by 1,227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays on pragmatism discussing various philosophers
Achieving our country : leftist thought in twentieth-century America by Richard Rorty ( Book )
17 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How have national pride and American patriotism come to seem an endorsement of atrocities - from slavery to the slaughter of Native Americans, from the rape of ancient forests to the Vietnam War? Achieving Our Country traces the sources of this debilitating mentality of shame in the Left, as well as the harm it does to its proponents and to the country. At the center of this history is the conflict between the Old Left and the New that arose during the Vietnam War. Richard Rorty describes how the paradoxical victory of the antiwar movement, ushering in the Nixon years, encouraged a disillusioned generation of intellectuals to pursue "High Theory" at the expense of considering the place of ideas in our common life. In the absence of a vibrant, active Left, the views of intellectuals on the American Right have come to dominate the public sphere. This galvanizing book, adapted from Rorty's Massey Lectures of 1997, takes the first step toward redressing the imbalance in American cultural life by rallying those on the Left to the civic engagement and inspiration needed for "achieving our country."
Objectivity, relativism, and truth by Richard Rorty ( Book )
34 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 1,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First of 2 volumes of philosophical papers
Philosophy in history : essays on the historiography of philosophy ( Book )
31 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays on Heidegger and others by Richard Rorty ( Book )
27 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Richard Rortyʹs collected papers, written during the 1980s and now published in two volumes, take up some of the issues which divide Anglo-Saxon analytic philosophers and contemporary French and German philosophers and offer something of a compromise -- agreeing with the latter in their criticisms of traditional notions of truth and objectivity, but disagreeing with them over the political implications they draw from dropping traditional philosophical doctrines. The second volume pursues the themes of the first volume in the context of discussions of recent European philosophy focusing on the work of Heidegger and Derrida
Philosophy and social hope by Richard Rorty ( Book )
14 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"One of the most provocative figures in recent philosophical and wider literary and cultural debate, Richard Rorty brings together in this collection a wide range of philosophical, political and cultural writings, many published in book form for the first time. He explains how he began to move away from Plato towards James and Dewey, culminating in his own version of pragmatism. What matters, he suggests, is not whether our ideas correspond to some fundamental reality but whether they help us carry out practical tasks and create a fairer and more democratic society. In an introduction called 'Relativism' and a (previously unpublished) afterword on the unfortunate popularity of the term 'postmodern', Rorty responds to charges that he is a 'postmodern relativist'."--Jacket
The Tanner lectures on human values by Grethe B Peterson ( )
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Truth and progress by Richard Rorty ( Book )
26 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The essays in the volume engage the work of many of today's most innovative thinkers, including Robert Brandom, Donald Davidson, Daniel Dennett, Jacques Derrida, Jurgen Habermas, John McDowell, Hilary Putnam, John Searle, and Charles Taylor. The collection also touches on problems in contemporary feminism raised by Annette Baier, Marilyn Frye, and Catherine MacKinnon, and considers issues connected with human rights and cultural differences. Anyone with a serious interest in contemporary philosophy and what it can do for us in the modern world will enjoy this invaluable collection
Pragmatism : from Peirce to Davidson by John P Murphy ( Book )
6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What's the use of truth? by Richard Rorty ( Book )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and French and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"What is truth? What value should we see in or attribute to it? The war over the meaning and utility of truth is at the center of contemporary philosophical debate, and its arguments have rocked the foundations of philosophical practice. In this book, the American pragmatist Richard Rorty and the French analytic philosopher Pascal Engel present their radically different perspectives on truth and its correspondence to reality." "Rorty doubts that the notion of truth can be of any practical use and points to the preconceptions that lie behind truth in both the intellectual and social spheres. Engel prefers a realist conception, defending the relevance and value of truth as a norm of belief and inquiry in both science and the public domain. Rorty finds more danger in using the notion of truth than in getting rid of it. Engel thinks it is important to hold on to the idea that truth is an accurate representation of reality." "In Rorty's view, epistemology is an artificial construct meant to restore a function to philosophy usurped by the success of empirical science. Epistemology and ontology are false problems, and with their demise goes the Cartesian dualism of subject and object and the ancient problematic of appearance and reality. Conventional "philosophical problems," Rorty asserts, are just symptoms of the professionalism that has disfigured the discipline since the time of Kant. Engel, however, is by no means as complacent as Rorty in heralding the "end of truth," and he wages a fierce campaign against the "veriphobes" who deny its value."--BOOK JACKET
Philosophy as cultural politics by Richard Rorty ( Book )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Portuguese and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume presents a selection of the philosophical papers which Richard Rorty has written over the past decade, and complements three previous volumes of his papers: Objectivity, Relativism, and Truth, Essays on Heidegger and Others, and Truth and Progress. Topics discussed include the changing role of philosophy in Western culture over the course of recent centuries, the role of the imagination in intellectual and moral progress, the notion of 'moral identity', the Wittgensteinian claim that the problems of philosophy are linguistic in nature, the irrelevance of cognitive science to philosophy, and the mistaken idea that philosophers should find the 'place' of such things as consciousness and moral value in a world of physical particles. The papers form a rich and distinctive collection which will appeal to anyone with a serious interest in philosophy and its relation to culture
Empiricism and the philosophy of mind by Wilfrid Sellars ( Book )
16 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First published in essay form in 1956, this book presents Sellars' entire philosophical system and his attack on the Myth of the Given, which raised doubts about the very idea of "epistemology". An introduction situates the work within the history of recent philosophy
Exegesis and argument; studies in Greek philosophy presented to Gregory Vlastos ( Book )
9 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Debating the state of philosophy / Habermas, Rorty, and Kołakowski by Jürgen Habermas ( Book )
6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philosophical papers by Richard Rorty ( Book )
16 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
MacKay Rorty, Richard, 1931-2007
McKay Rorty, Richard 1931-2007
Rorti, Ričard
Rorti, Ričard, 1931-2007
Rortijs, Ričards, 1931-
Rorty, R. 1931-2007
Rorty, R. M.
Rorty, R. M. 1931-2007
Rorty, R. M. (Richard McKay)
Rorty, R. (Richard)
Rorty, Richard
Rorty, Richard, 1931-2007
Rorty, Richard M.
Rorty, Richard M., 1931-2007
Rorty, Richard McKay
Rorty, Richard McKay 1931-2007
Рорти, Ричард, 1931-
ريتشارد رورتي، 1931-2007
ローティ, リチャード
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French (5)
Spanish (4)
Japanese (3)
Chinese (1)
Portuguese (1)
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