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  1. What is decadence in philosophy? How does it come between Rorty and Deleuze? - Delivered at 42nd Meeting North Texas Philosophical Association, 2009.James Brusseau - manuscript
    Decadence in philosophy is defined in the relation between thinking and truth, and explored as a conflict between Richard Rorty and Gilles Deleuze.
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  2. Rorty, Richard.Edward Grippe - unknown - R Index [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy].
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  3. Richard Rorty's Inquiry Monism.Michael Crawford - unknown - Eidos: The Canadian Graduate Journal of Philosophy 11.
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  4. Philosophy and The Mirror of Nature. [REVIEW]James Young - unknown - Eidos: The Canadian Graduate Journal of Philosophy 2.
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  5. Pragmatism and Idealism: Rorty and Hegel on Representation and Reality, written by Brandom, R.B.Kaveh Boveiri - forthcoming - History of Philosophy & Logical Analysis:1-5.
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  6. Richard Rorty, Achieving Our Country.G. Calder - forthcoming - Radical Philosophy.
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  7. Does Richard Rorty have ‘anything to say to blacks’? Greater cruelties, lesser cruelties and the permanence of racism.Nathan W. Dean - forthcoming - Philosophy and Social Criticism.
    Richard Rorty does have something ‘to say to [Black Americans]’ and to their racially conscious nonblack allies in the sense that his understanding of liberalism, his prophecies about the future and his urgent appeals to the American Left all paint a picture of a white middle class fully prepared to make life increasingly miserable for Black Americans unless it is ‘protected from catastrophe’. Rorty hopes that this group will undergo a moral transformation that enables it to see past its narrow (...)
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  8. Utopia flawed? A response to Reich on Rorty.Shirley Pendlebury - forthcoming - Philosophy of Education.
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  9. Richard Rorty, The Linguistic Turn.J. Ree - forthcoming - Radical Philosophy.
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  10. Volviendo a Rorty contra Rorty: la imposibilidad de salir en la matrix platónica.Pilar Salvá Soria - forthcoming - Thémata Revista de Filosofía.
    Mediante el recurso que Rorty emplea para argumentar que Heidegger no ha dejado el canon Platón-Kant, vamos a mostrar que el mismo Rorty no puede salir del planteamiento platónico. Para ello nuestro artículo se divide en dos partes principales. En primer lugar, sistematizaremos la inversión de Heidegger que Rorty dejó meramente apuntada en «Overcoming the Tradition: Heidegger and Dewey», rastreando los supuestos ontológicos y epistemológicos en los que el pragmatista se basó para llevar a cabo su peculiar lectura de Heidegger. (...)
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  11. Poetry and Well-Patterned Language (in Philosophy).Lee A. Mcbride Iii - 2024 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 38 (1):1-14.
    ABSTRACT Toni Morrison suggests that storytelling is a highly effective way of structuring knowledge, and that the harnessing of a clever allegory, the search for well-patterned language is a constant, provocative engagement with the contemporary world. This article considers the ways poetry, imagination, and well-patterned language are utilized in the philosophies of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Richard Rorty, and Leonard Harris. The author notes that there are apparent similarities between Rorty and Harris, but one should also notice that there are significant (...)
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  12. Contingency without Rorty. Dewey and Addams on Art as Resistant Reconstruction.Nicola Ramazzotto - 2024 - Contemporary Pragmatism 21 (1):100-119.
    The purpose of this paper is to address Rorty’s critique of Dewey’s notion of experience and to reaffirm a view in which the call to experience is indispensable for a genuinely contingent philosophy. In the first part, I analyze Rorty’s critique of Dewey and show its inconsistency. In the second part, I draw a comparison between their aesthetic views and argue that a true aesthetic experience must consist in the cultivation and creative transfiguration of situational resistances. In the third part, (...)
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  13. Time for Truth: Tarski Between Heidegger and Rorty.Barry Allen - 2023 - Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia 79 (3):1163-1174.
    The idea that truth is eternal is an old one in philosophy, and I do not propose to survey its history here. Yet a sketch of the historical context is useful for my main purpose, which is to discuss the theme of truth and temporality in Martin Heidegger and Richard Rorty. Although both philosophers repudiate eternal truth, their reasons for doing so are different, and this difference reveals a probably irreconcilable opposition between Heidegger and the Pragmatist.
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  14. Achieving Rorty’s New Private-Public Divide.John P. Anderson - 2023 - In Martin Müller (ed.), Handbuch Richard Rorty. Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden. pp. 865-881.
    Richard Rorty reimagined the traditional liberal private-public divide to face contingency. This chapter explains Rorty’s understanding of it as a crucial component of any just and stable political order in the post-secular West. Rorty’s continued defense of the liberal private-public divide has been criticized from the political right and left. His foundation-neutral model is, however, equipped (or can easily be modified) to answer these objections. And this is good news, because Rorty has shown us that the leading post-secular alternatives (e.g., (...)
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  15. Reconstructing Pragmatism: Richard Rorty and the Classical Pragmatists by Chris Voparil (review).Richard Kenneth Atkins - 2023 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 61 (3):530-531.
    In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:Reviewed by:Reconstructing Pragmatism: Richard Rorty and the Classical Pragmatists by Chris VoparilRichard Kenneth AtkinsChris Voparil. Reconstructing Pragmatism: Richard Rorty and the Classical Pragmatists. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2022. Pp. xiv + 377. Hardback, $74.00.A house divided cannot stand, or so Jesus tells us. As far as I can ascertain, Jesus was right about many things (his followers perhaps less so). Accordingly, that the house early pragmatists built, with all (...)
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  16. Narrar la filosofía: la esperanza liberal de Richard Rorty.Juan Francisco Yedra Aviña - 2023 - Logos Revista de Filosofía 141 (141):97-122.
    Detrás del pensamiento político de Richard Rorty se encuentra una visión compleja de la filosofía que trata de hacer frente a los retos que produjo el llamado giro lingüístico. Al seguir —hasta sus últimas consecuencias— las aportaciones de la filosofía analítica, Rorty se permitió reformular el sentido y losalcances de la filosofía misma para hacer de ella una aliada del espíritu liberal. Rorty pareciera haber hecho frente, de la mano de las herramientas que heredara del giro lingüístico, a importantes críticas (...)
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  17. Rorty’s Anti-Authoritarianism.Michael Bacon - 2023 - In Martin Müller (ed.), Handbuch Richard Rorty. Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden. pp. 783-798.
    This chapter traces the role of what Rorty calls anti-authoritarianism in his work from Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature onwards. It begins by examining Rorty’s hope of replacing the idea that human conduct is governed by a non-human authority (be it theological or secular) with an account in which normative authority is constituted by, and located within, social practices. It considers why Rorty takes this position to be consistent with aiming at objectivity, once this is re-described as a matter (...)
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  18. Inheriting Rorty.Anders Blok & Casper Bruun Jensen - 2023 - Common Knowledge 29 (1):41-58.
    This contribution to the second installment of the Common Knowledge symposium “Whatever Happened to Richard Rorty?” argues that the field of science studies should be understood as a way of inheriting, rather than fundamentally breaking with, Rorty's antifoundationalism and postepistemology. Taken together, the work of Bruno Latour, Isabelle Stengers, and Donna Haraway has been less about rebalancing the relative and the objective, and more about redrawing the checkerboard of knowledge into “in-disciplinary” styles of empirical philosophy. These styles rely on doubly (...)
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  19. Ermutigungsphilosophie – Rorty und die Kritische Theorie.Hauke Brunkhorst - 2023 - In Martin Müller (ed.), Handbuch Richard Rorty. Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden. pp. 525-546.
    Der Vergleich zeigt eine auf den ersten Blick überraschende Serie von Gemeinsamkeiten zwischen der Frankfurter Schule der kritischen Theorie, Richard Rortys Philosophiekritik und dem amerikanischen Pragmatismus. Beide Schulen lehnen den Dualismus der Metaphysik ebenso ab wie die zugehörige Korrespondenztheorie der Wahrheit. Deshalb orientieren sie sich geistesgeschichtlich eher am Utopismus der jüdischen Propheten und des Frühchristentums als am ontologischen, a-topischen Denken der griechischen und römischen Philosophen. Die Wege trennen sich am Begriff innerweltlicher Wahrheit, und am Revolutionsbegriff, den Kant, Fichte, Hegel und (...)
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  20. Rorty as Virtue Liberal.William M. Curtis - 2023 - In Martin Müller (ed.), Handbuch Richard Rorty. Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden. pp. 917-931.
    Virtue liberalism requires democratic citizens to possess certain ethical character traits, like open-mindedness, toleration, and autonomy. This puts it at odds with theories, like Rawlsian political liberalism, that seek to minimize liberalism’s ethical demands to accommodate a greater range of ethical pluralism. Although Rorty endorses Rawls’s theory, his pragmatic liberalism is best understood as a version of virtue liberalism that, in particular, recommends a controversial civic virtue of irony for good citizenship. Indeed, in contrast to Rawls, Rorty joins Dewey in (...)
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  21. Rorty, Nietzsche and Romanticism.Susana de Castro - 2023 - In Martin Müller (ed.), Handbuch Richard Rorty. Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden. pp. 473-489.
    This chapter describes the approach to romanticism which Richard Rorty develops in light of Isaiah Berlin’s work. It further shows how Nietzsche’s approach to romanticism contributes, much like pragmatism does, to undermining the metaphysical presupposition that the world is to be divided into appearance and reality, objectivity and subjectivity. Rorty is found to be in agreement with Nietzsche’s project of the de-divinization of truth, with his explanation of language as tool of communication and reason, and with the idea of words (...)
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  22. Rorty und die postmoderne und poststrukturalistische Philosophie (Lyotard, Foucault, Derrida).Stefan Deines - 2023 - In Martin Müller (ed.), Handbuch Richard Rorty. Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden. pp. 379-397.
    In diesem Beitrag wird in einer Betrachtung von Rortys Auseinandersetzung mit den Theorien von Michel Foucault, Jacques Derrida und Jean-François Lyotard das komplexe Verhältnis skizziert, das er zum poststrukturalistischen, dekonstruktiven und postmodernen Denken unterhält. Dabei werden die antifundamentalistischen und antirepräsentationalistischen Gemeinsamkeiten der Ansätze ebenso nachgezeichnet wie die Differenzen, die sich im Denken des Politischen und der Einschätzung der Differenzierung von ‚privat‘ und ‚öffentlich‘ zeigen.
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  23. Rorty, Brandom, and women: Robert B. Brandom: Pragmatism and idealism: Rorty and Hegel on reason and representation. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2022, 139 pp, £10.99 PB. [REVIEW]Susan Dieleman - 2023 - Metascience 32 (3):391-394.
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  24. Epistemology as Pragmatic Inquiry: Rorty, Haack, and Academic Relativism in Education.Kenneth Driggers & Deron Boyles - 2023 - Studies in Philosophy and Education 43 (1):47-55.
    In a post-Trump, post-Covid-19 world, it is clear that truth is contested by fake news outlets and misinformation. Less clear is how to navigate the vicissitudes of intersectional discourse without devolving into a Richard Rortyan relativism that denies truth altogether. This paper considers the epistemic commitments of foundationalism and coherentism before turning to pragmatist Susan Haack to explore whether there are convergences between the two. The goal of this paper is three-fold: (1) to clarify how truth and fact feature in (...)
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  25. Beyond Relativism? Rorty and MacIntyre on Historicism and Progress.Joshua Forstenzer - 2023 - In Martin Müller (ed.), Handbuch Richard Rorty. Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden. pp. 847-863.
    In this chapter, I argue that despite Rorty and MacIntyre’s shared historicism, critics are right to claim that Rorty is more of a relativist than MacIntyre because the latter provides a more substantial conception of rational progress. At its most fundamental, MacIntyre’s inter-tradition conception of rational progress recognizes incoherence as a general ill and the pursuit of truth as a general good, whereas the specter of incommensurability precludes Rorty from establishing generalities regarding progress. Thus, after a brief introduction I present (...)
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  26. Rorty Reframed.Steve Fuller - 2023 - Common Knowledge 29 (1):86-101.
    Richard Rorty is easily cast as the intellectual godfather of our post-truth condition. But unlike Nicholas Gaskill, whose article in Common Knowledge 28, no. 3, has engendered a continuing symposium in the journal, Professor Fuller sees Rorty's role as being to his credit rather than detriment. Rorty extended W. B. Gallie's idea of “essentially contested concepts” from the moral and political spheres to the epistemic, thereby rendering such terms as truth, reason, and evidence inherently vague, which means that they are (...)
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  27. From Rorty to Gaia.Jan Golinski - 2023 - Common Knowledge 29 (1):59-71.
    This contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium “Whatever Happened to Richard Rorty?” endorses Nicholas Gaskill's analysis of Rorty's limited legacy in the field of science and technology studies. It shows how, rather than engaging with scientific practice in a substantial way, Rorty relied heavily on the ideas of Thomas Kuhn. The article surveys the development of science studies since Kuhn's day, sketching an intellectual genealogy for Bruno Latour and Isabelle Stengers, whose work addresses—much more directly than Rorty's—current concerns with the (...)
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  28. Rorty’s Approach to Kant and Hegel.Espen Hammer - 2023 - In Martin Müller (ed.), Handbuch Richard Rorty. Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden. pp. 459-471.
    The article discusses Rorty’s approach to Kant and Hegel. Rorty sees Kant as a foundationalist and representationalist. Hegel, by contrast, is viewed as a historicist. It is argued that Kant’s view differs substantively from that of Rorty’s reading, which is very “Lockean.” There are deeper continuities between Kant and Hegel that Rorty ignores. Moreover, Hegel’s system prevents him from adopting a wholesale historicist view along the lines presented by Rorty. The final section presents a Hegelian critique of Rorty’s conception of (...)
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  29. The Scavenger.Brendan Hogan - 2023 - Dewey Studies 7 (1):64-81.
    In this reflection I draw out Richard J. Bernstein’s claim that he was a ‘scavenger’ and put it to use in revisiting main themes of his engagements with pragmatism, hermeneutics, Hegel, and critical theory. This piece is included in a memorial issue of Dewey Studies on Bernstein.
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  30. Redemption, transcendence, and spirituality, or ease, hope, and comfort? On Llanera's strong redescription of Rorty.Elin Danielsen Huckerby - 2023 - Metaphilosophy 54 (4):429-441.
    In Richard Rorty: Outgrowing Modern Nihilism, Tracy Llanera places Richard Rorty in conversation with philosophers confronting nihilism as a “malaise of modernity.” She shows how Rortyan thought offers a horizontal and relational approach to “redemption,” as opposed to religious or philosophical paths to be saved by higher beings or ideas. This essay focuses on Llanera's redescription of Rorty and whether amplifying Rorty's use of “redemption” and “transcendence” is wise. Leaving behind this laden vocabulary might better serve Llanera's purpose of illuminating (...)
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  31. Outgrowing representationalism: Semantic remarks on Tracy Llanera's Richard Rorty: Outgrowing modern nihilism.Yvonne Huetter-Almerigi - 2023 - Metaphilosophy 54 (4):442-446.
    This article provides a semantic reading of Tracy Llanera's brilliant book Richard Rorty: Outgrowing Modern Nihilism. Llanera is reframing the debate of how to react to the malaise of modern nihilism by proposing a change of metaphor: instead of trying to “overcome” nihilism, we should try to “outgrow” nihilism. This article invites Llanera to shed more light on her project with respect to the semantic categories of realism and representationalism, and with respect to the growing field of conceptual engineering. Can (...)
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  32. Rorty on Realismrealism, Antirealismantirealism, and Antirepresentationalismantirepresentationalism.Yvonne Huetter-Almerigi - 2023 - In Martin Müller (ed.), Handbuch Richard Rorty. Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden. pp. 813-830.
    The chapter reconstructs Rorty’s dismissal of realist positions in epistemology and semantics, his reframing of the realist claim that the world is determinate, material, and independent from our thoughts and descriptions, his position regarding scientific realismrealism, and the comforting role that truth and realism play in metaphysical realism. Further, the chapter addresses the open question of whether Rorty had a realist turn toward the end of his career.
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  33. Rorty on Feminism, Language, and Prophecy.Marianne Janack - 2023 - In Martin Müller (ed.), Handbuch Richard Rorty. Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden. pp. 431-442.
    This chapter focuses on Rorty’s two major published works on feminist theory and practice: his essay “Feminism and Pragmatism” and his essay “Feminism, Ideology, and Deconstruction: A Pragmatist View.” The first essay takes up issues about the ontological integrity of the term “woman” and defends forms of feminist discourse that are based in radical feminist political discourse, arguing that the hopes and visions projected by the prophetic nature of such discourse can be assisted by pragmatism better than by traditional philosophy. (...)
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  34. Rorty’s Metaphilosophical Positions.Marianne Janack - 2023 - In Martin Müller (ed.), Handbuch Richard Rorty. Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden. pp. 569-580.
    Rorty has made many comments about the nature of philosophy and its professionalized status throughout his career, and these comments often reflect his worries about the extent to which philosophy as a discipline has become irrelevant to contemporary social and political problems and to human lives. This essay focuses on his ideas about philosophy as a kind of writing, a way of tracing a tradition, and on the questions about what makes philosophy like and unlike poetry and prophecy.
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  35. Rorty und der klassische Pragmatismus (Peirce, James, Dewey, Schiller).Jens Kertscher - 2023 - In Martin Müller (ed.), Handbuch Richard Rorty. Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden. pp. 333-346.
    Richard Rorty gilt als einer der wichtigsten Repräsentanten des Neo-Pragmatismus. Der Beitrag stellt zunächst Grundzüge des klassischen Pragmatismus dar, soweit sie für Rortys Position relevant sind. Sodann wird Rortys Pragmatismus-Rezeption in zwei Schritten erläutert: Zunächst seine kritisch-selektive Auseinandersetzung mit den pragmatistischen Klassikern. Sie zielt auf eine grundsätzliche Kritik an den Methoden und Problemen der herkömmlichen Philosophie. Im zweiten Schritt wird Rortys eigene, unorthodoxe Vision für eine neo-pragmatistische Philosophie vorgestellt und gewürdigt. In ihrem Zentrum steht die Transformation der Philosophie in eine (...)
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  36. Rorty’s Early Philosophical Papers (1955–1972).Stephen Leach - 2023 - In Martin Müller (ed.), Handbuch Richard Rorty. Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden. pp. 143-160.
    The roots of Rorty’s mature philosophy are explored in a discussion of his early philosophical papers and reviews. His lifelong interest in metaphilosophy is traced to the influence of Richard McKeon. The crucial influence of Sellars, Wittgenstein, Heidegger, and Kuhn are also explored, as is his long-standing interest in pragmatism. It is explained how Rorty took something from all of these influences so as, cautiously, to arrive at an entirely new metaphilosophical position of his own.
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  37. Richard Rorty: Pragmatismus als Antiautoritarismus.Burkhard Liebsch - 2023 - Philosophischer Literaturanzeiger 76 (2):125-136.
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  38. Imagination over Reason: Rorty’s Romance with Contingency.Alan Malachowski - 2023 - In Martin Müller (ed.), Handbuch Richard Rorty. Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden. pp. 799-812.
    Richard Rorty was inspired by Romanticism’s elevation of the imagination over the power of reason and appropriated its resulting conception of creativity to bolster his own notion of solidarity. In this chapter, however, we examine some puzzling aspects of his other appeals to the imaginative capacities of human beings. In the first place, we look at how those appeals square with his holism and his naturalism, and find interesting tensions there. Secondly, we highlight some questionable aspects of Rorty’s portrayal of (...)
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  39. Rorty and Literary Theory.W. P. Malecki - 2023 - In Martin Müller (ed.), Handbuch Richard Rorty. Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden. pp. 399-412.
    This chapter aims to provide an overview of Rorty’s complex relation to literary theory. In particular, it aims to clarify why Rorty is often perceived as an important figure in literary theory despite the fact that he was highly critical of that field and wanted to distance himself from it. I do that by considering the broadest range of Rorty’s writings on literary theory and situating them in the context of Rorty’s more general theoretical views as well as his intellectual (...)
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  40. Rorty’s Kind of Writing: Style, Genre, and Rhetoric.W. P. Malecki - 2023 - In Martin Müller (ed.), Handbuch Richard Rorty. Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden. pp. 119-136.
    It is widely agreed that Rorty’s enduring influence is due not only to his ideas but also to how he presented them in writing. This chapter is the first comprehensive account of how that writing worked. It is comprehensive in that it takes into account both Rorty’s individual style – which was expressed by Rorty across different genres and throughout his career, including his metaphysical, analytic, and pragmatist periods – as well a particular genre of philosophical writing that he invented (...)
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  41. The Normal and the Revolutionary: Kuhn’s Conversations with Rorty.Juan V. Mayoral - 2023 - International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 36 (2):105-120.
    In this paper I examine Thomas Kuhn’s epistolary and in-person exchanges with Richard Rorty, and their significance to the former’s work on the nature of scientific development during the years 1976–1986. Accordingly, it corresponds to a significant evolution of Kuhn’s thought from the position expounded earlier in The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. These letters show how Kuhn’s philosophy of science evolved towards a greater emphasis on a key aspect of his former work—the nature of ‘the essential tension’—and that his more (...)
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  42. Richard Rorty’s Intellectual Biography.Eduardo Mendieta - 2023 - In Martin Müller (ed.), Handbuch Richard Rorty. Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden. pp. 79-113.
    In this chapter I will bring together two seemingly irreconcilable aspects of Rorty’s intellectual biography: on the one hand its consistency, loyalty, and deference to what I call his “vision,” and on the other, the expansiveness, capaciousness, voraciousness, and encyclopedic thrust of that vision. I argue that in contrast to many canonical philosophers, Rorty did not undergo a turn, a “Kehre,” a shift, a revelation, a Damascus moment. Rather, when reading his epochal texts, and numerous essays, one gets the impression (...)
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  43. Einführung in das Handbuch Richard Rorty.Martin Müller - 2023 - In Handbuch Richard Rorty. Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden. pp. 9-41.
    Richard Rorty wird einleitend als zugleich bekanntester und umstrittenster Neopragmatist vorgestellt. Diese Einführung bietet dann den NutzerInnen des Handbuchs eine erste Übersicht über Rortys Version des Pragmatismus. Sie betont dabei seinen demokratischen Antiautoritarismus, dessen transformativer Anspruch ernst genommen werden muss. Anschließend werden die wichtigsten Themen der Rorty-Forschung übersichtlich strukturiert: Die Debatten kreisen um diesen Anspruch und um die (zu rigiden) Schlüsselunterscheidungen seines Denkens: Argumentation/Neubeschreibung, Kausalität/Rechtfertigung, privat/öffentlich. Das Hauptziel des Handbuchs besteht darin, einen systematischen und umfassenden Überblick über Rortys Denken zu (...)
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  44. General Introduction to the Handbuch Richard Rorty.Martin Müller - 2023 - In Handbuch Richard Rorty. Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden. pp. 43-72.
    Richard Rorty is first introduced as both the best known and the most controversial neopragmatist. This introduction then offers a sketch of Rorty’s version of pragmatism that focuses on his democratic anti-authoritarianism, whose transformative aspiration must be taken seriously. The introduction then outlines the main themes of Rorty scholarship for users of the Handbuch, e.g. the questions of truth, realism, relativism, and religion. The debates in the scholarship revolve around Rorty’s transformative aspiration and around what are taken to be the (...)
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  45. Handbuch Richard Rorty.Martin Müller (ed.) - 2023 - Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden.
    Richard Rorty (1931 - 2007) ist einer der wichtigsten amerikanischen Philosophen der Gegenwart, der die analytische Philosophie sowohl geprägt als auch maßgeblich zu ihrer Kritik beigetragen und damit die Wiederentdeckung des Pragmatismus vorangetrieben hat. In diesem Handbuch werden alle wichtigen Aspekte seines Lebens und seiner philosophischen Arbeit dargestellt und einer wissenschaftlichen Diskussion unterzogen.
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  46. A pragmatist case for thoughtfulness and experimentation in corporate governance.Donald Nordberg - 2023 - In Till Talaulicar (ed.), Research Handbook on Corporate Governance and Ethics. Edward Elgar Publishing.
    Despite interminable debate, ethical perspectives have sought to stem the abuse of corporate power by focusing on the split between utility-focused attention to shareholder value, including the ‘enlightened’ kind, and duty-focused imperatives in stakeholder theory. Through thought experiments, this chapter builds a case for a different approach. Ethics scholars including Brandt (1959) and Frankena (1963) highlight contrasting approaches to both utility and duty, separating formation of general rules from examination of individual acts. Act-based ethics points us toward the pragmatism of (...)
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  47. Reintroduction: “The Rorty Shrug”.Jeffrey M. Perl - 2023 - Common Knowledge 29 (1):21-24.
    In this brief introduction to part 2 of the Common Knowledge symposium “Whatever Happened to Richard Rorty?” the journal’s editor asks why Rorty was dependent on Thomas Kuhn, rather than Paul Feyerabend or the then-rising stars of “science studies” (such as Bruno Latour), for science-centered arguments to support his own philosophical neopragmatism. The editor cites a letter from Rorty sent to him in the early 1990s, suggesting that the differences between Feyerabend and himself were temperamental more than philosophical. Rorty enjoyed (...)
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  48. Rupture and Response—Rorty, Cavell, and Rancière on the Role of the Poetic Powers of Democratic Citizens in Overcoming Injustices and Oppression.Michael Räber - 2023 - Philosophies 8 (4):62.
    In this paper, I discuss the importance of practices of disidentification and imagination for democratic progress and change. To this end, I bring together certain aspects of Stanley Cavell’s and Richard Rorty’s reflections on democracy, aesthetics, and morality with Jacques Rancière’s account of the importance of appearance for democratic participation. With Rancière, it can be shown that any public–political order always involves the possibility (and often the reality) of exclusion or oppression of those who “have no part” in the current (...)
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  49. Rorty as Mentor.Bjørn Torgrim Ramberg - 2023 - In Martin Müller (ed.), Handbuch Richard Rorty. Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden. pp. 115-117.
    This short chapter is a personal homage to Richard Rorty as mentor. Ramberg provides the reader with a very intimate portrait of Rorty, of his intellectual humility and integrity, and of how he was living by the standards of his philosophy of conversation (the editor).
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  50. Richard Rorty und die neue Selbstdeutung der Gerechtigkeitstheorie von John Rawls.Walter Reese-Schäfer - 2023 - In Martin Müller (ed.), Handbuch Richard Rorty. Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden. pp. 413-430.
    Die Trennung von Politik und Metaphysik, also von philosophischem Wahrheitsanspruch und pragmatischem demokratischen Handeln, ist der wesentliche Beitrag von Richard Rorty zur neueren politischen Philosophie. Dadurch erscheint auch die anfangs als umfassende Lehre angesehene Gerechtigkeitstheorie von John Rawls in einem ganz anderen, stärker in der modernen westlichen liberalen Marktgesellschaft begründeten Licht. Rawls selbst ist dem Klimawandel der neueren politischen Philosophie hin zu kontextualistischen, kommunitarischen und pragmatistischen Ausrichtungen gefolgt. Er hat eine Neudeutung seiner frühen Gerechtigkeitstheorie nunmehr ohne metaphysische Ansprüche vorgelegt. Damit (...)
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