Truth and Metaphor in Rorty’s Liberalism


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Michael Hymers
Dalhousie University
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I argue against some of Rorty's radical critics, and against Rorty himself, that there is no necessary connection between his views about truth and metaphor, on one hand, and his liberalism, on the other. Indeed, Rorty's anti-essentialism can be viewed as making a contribution to the critique of ideology in a sense that I extract from Marx and Engels.
Keywords truth  metaphor  liberalism  Rorty  ideology critique
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ISBN(s) 0270-5664
DOI 10.5840/intstudphil199628412
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