Postmodernist Liberalism: A Critique of Richard Rorty's Political Philosophy

Frontiers of Philosophy in China 3 (3):455 - 463 (2008)
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. /// 罗蒂哲学有两个基本承诺,一个是对后现代主义的承诺,一个是对自由主义 的承诺。但是这两种承诺之间存在着紧张关系: 作为后现代主义者,罗蒂对启蒙提 出了强烈的批评; 作为自由主义者,他又在极力地维护启蒙。罗蒂的后现代自由主 义实质上是以非理性主义来解释自由主义。.
Keywords liberalism “Problem-Plutocrats”   postmodernism   political philosophy   Richard Rorty
Categories (categorize this paper)
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index
Download options
PhilPapers Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 24,422
External links
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles
Richard Rorty (1983). Postmodernist Bourgeois Liberalism. Journal of Philosophy 80 (10):583-589.
Michele Marsonet (1996). Richard Rorty's Ironic Liberalism. Journal of Philosophical Research 21:391-403.
Michael Bacon (2003). Liberal Universalism: On Brian Barry and Richard Rorty. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 6 (2):41-62.

Monthly downloads

Added to index


Total downloads

7 ( #500,083 of 1,924,897 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

1 ( #418,001 of 1,924,897 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature

Start a new thread
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.