Objectivity, Relativism, and Truth

Cambridge University Press (1991)

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In this volume Rorty offers a Deweyan account of objectivity as intersubjectivity, one that drops claims about universal validity and instead focuses on utility for the purposes of a community. The sense in which the natural sciences are exemplary for inquiry is explicated in terms of the moral virtues of scientific communities rather than in terms of a special scientific method. The volume concludes with reflections on the relation of social democratic politics to philosophy.
Keywords Representation (Philosophy  Truth  Objectivity  Relativity  Postmodernism
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Call number B945.R523.R52 1991 vol. 1
ISBN(s) 0521353696   0521358779   9780521358774  
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