Liberalism, Ethnocentrism, and Solidarity: Reflections on Rorty

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In this paper I defend Richard Rorty against two critics of his moral and political philosophy—Will Kymlicka and Robert Talisse—to whom Rorty himself never responded directly. I argue that Kymlicka misrepresents Rorty’s so-called “ethnocentrism” by giving it a needlessly affirmative reading, and that Talisse, by failing to appreciate the distinction between “making truth claims” and “proposing experiments” misunderstands both Rorty’s use of Darwin and his antifoundational liberalism
Keywords Richard Rorty  Liberalism  American Pragmatism  Robert Talisse  Will Kymlicka
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DOI 10.5840/jpr_2009_10
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