Richard Rorty

Richard Rorty : Pragmatism and Political Liberalism

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Michael Bacon gives a critical presentation of Rorty's writings on pragmatism and political theory, comparing and contrasting him with pragmatists such as Hilary Putnam and Susan Haack and liberals such as John Rawls and Brian Barry. The result is an imaginative presentation of one of contemporary philosophy's most innovative and important thinkers.
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  • Hardback | 140 pages
  • 160 x 236 x 15mm | 322g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739114980
  • 9780739114988

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Chapter 1. Pragmatism as Anti-representationalism Chapter 3 Chapter 2. Pragmatism and Imagination Chapter 4 Chapter 3. The Public Side of Pragmatism Chapter 5 Chapter 4. The Liberal Ironist Chapter 6 Conclusion
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Bacon presents a spirited defense of Rorty's positions, while being sensitive to its possible weaknesses...Recommended. CHOICE This work makes a refreshing change to have somebody argue that I'm not really all that confused, insouciant, and sophistical. Bacon's patient replies to dozens of my critics represent an enormous amount of work. I am grateful to him for having taken the time and trouble to produce a sustained and carefully argued defense of my line of thought. -- Richard Rorty
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About Michael Bacon

Michael Bacon is the Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in Politics, Department of Politics and International Relations at Royal Holloway, University of London.
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