Richard Rorty: Philosophical Papers Set 4 Paperbacks: Truth and Progress: Philosophical Papers: Volume 3

Richard Rorty: Philosophical Papers Set 4 Paperbacks: Truth and Progress: Philosophical Papers: Volume 3

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Richard Rorty
Cambridge University Press
Edition: First Edition, 6/18/1998
EAN 9780521556866, ISBN10: 0521556864

Paperback, 364 pages, 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.3 cm
Language: English

This volume complements two highly successful previously published volumes of Richard Rorty's philosophical papers: Objectivity, Relativism, and Truth, and Essays on Heidegger and Others. The essays in the volume engage with the work of many of today's most innovative thinkers including Robert Brandom, Donald Davidson, Daniel Dennett, Jacques Derrida, Jürgen Habermas, John McDowell, Hilary Putnam, John Searle, and Charles Taylor. The collection also touches on problems in contemporary feminism raised by Annette Baier, Marilyn Frye, and Catherine MacKinnon, and considers issues connected with human rights and cultural differences. Anyone with a serious interest in contemporary philosophy and what it can do for us in the modern world will enjoy this invaluable collection.

Part I. Truth and Some Philosophers
1. Is truth a goal of inquiry?
Donald Davidson vs. Crispin Wright
2. Hilary Putnam and the relativist menace
3. John Searle on realism and relativism
4. Charles Taylor on truth
5. Daniel Dennett on intrinsicality
6. Robert Brandom on social practices and representations
7. The very idea of human answerability to the world
John McDowell's Version of Empiricism
8. Anti-sceptical weapons
Michael Williams vs. Donald Davidson
Part II. Moral Progress
Towards more Inclusive Communities
9. Human rights, rationality, and sentimentality
10. Rationality and cultural difference
11. Feminism and pragmatism
12. The end of Leninism, Havel and social hope
Part III. The Role of Philosophy in Human Progress
13. The historiography of philosophy
four genres
14. The contingency of philosophical problems
Michael Ayers on Locke
15. Dewey between Hegel and Darwin
16. Habermas, Derrida and the functions of philosophy
17. Derrida and the philosophical tradition.