Philosophy and the Idea of Freedom

Blackwell (1991)
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Section I: Anti-Rorty -- Knowledge -- Rorty's account of science -- Pragmatism, epistemology, and the inexorability of realism -- Agency -- The essential tension of philosophy and the mirror of nature or a tale of two Rortys -- How is freedom possible? -- Politics -- Self-defining versus social engineering poetry and politics : the problem-field of contingency, irony, and solidarity -- Rorty's apologetics -- Reference, fictionalism and radical negation -- Rorty's changing conceptions of philosophy -- Section II: For critical realism -- Critical realism in context -- Appendix 1: Social theory and moral philosophy -- Appendix 2: Marxist philosophy from Marx to Althusser.
Keywords Realism  Social sciences Philosophy  Ethics  Philosophy, Marxist
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Call number B945.R524.B48 1991 vol. 1
ISBN(s) 0415579651   9780415579650  
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