Take Care of Freedom and Truth Will Take Care of Itself

Take Care of Freedom and Truth Will Take Care of Itself : Interviews with Richard Rorty

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This volume collects a number of important and revealing interviews with Richard Rorty, spanning more than two decades of his public intellectual commentary, engagement, and criticism. In colloquial language, Rorty discusses the relevance and nonrelevance of philosophy to American political and public life. The collection also provides a candid set of insights into Rorty's political beliefs and his commitment to the labor and union traditions in this country. Finally, the interviews reveal Rorty to be a deeply engaged social thinker and observer.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 14.48mm | 340g
  • Palo Alto, United States
  • English
  • 0804746184
  • 9780804746182
  • 576,990

Table of contents

@fmct:Contents @toc4:Acknowledgments iii Introduction @tocca:Eduardo Mendieta iii @toc2:1 The Quest for Uncertainty: Richard Rorty's Pilgrimage 000 2 From Philosophy to Postphilosophy 000 3 Postphilosophical Politics 000 4 After Philosophy, Democracy 000 5 Toward a Postmetaphysical Culture 000 6 There is a Crisis Coming: A Conversation with Richard Rorty 000 7 Persuasion is a Good Thing 000 8 On Philosophy and Politics 000 9 The Best Can Be an Enemy of the Better 000 10 On September 11, 2001 000 11 Worlds or Words Apart? The Consequences of Pragmatism for Literary Studies 000 12 Biography and Philosophy 000 @toc4:Bibliography of Richard Rorty's Writings 000 Sources 000
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"The United States has produced a great many idiosyncratic champions of human freedom, Walt Whitman and William James above all. It is time to recognize Rorty's place in that lineage." -- Dissent
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About Richard Rorty

Richard Rorty is Professor of Comparative Literature at Stanford University. He is the author of three volumes of Philosophical Papers (1991-1998), and Philosophy and Social Hope (1999). Eduardo Mendieta is Associate Professor of Philosophy at SUNY, Stony Brook. He is the author of Adventures of Transcendental Philosophy: Karl-Otto Apel's Semiotics and Discourse Ethics (2002).
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