Postmodernist liberalism: A critique of Richard Rorty's political philosophy [Book Review]

Frontiers of Philosophy in China 3 (3):455-463 (2008)
Abstract
Richard Rorty’s philosophy has two basic commitments: one to postmodernism and the other to liberalism. However, these commitments generate tension. As a postmodernist, he sharply criticizes the Enlightenment; as a liberal, he forcefully defends it. His postmodernist liberalism actually explains liberalism using irrationalism.
Keywords Richard Rorty  political philosophy  postmodernism  liberalism “Problem-Plutocrats”  罗蒂  政治哲学  后现代主义  自由主义
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