Rorty's Papers Vol I

I have recently been enthralled with Richard Rorty. Just finished his first collection of papers:

Objectivity, Relativism, and Truth: Philosophical Papers I
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991.


Table of Contents:

Introduction: antirepresentationalism, ethnocentrism, and liberalism

Part I Solidarity or Objectivity?
1 Science as solidarity
2 Is natural science a natural kind?
3 Pragmatism without method
4 Texts and lumps
5 Inquiry as recontextualization: an anti-dualist account of interpretation

Part II Non-Reductive Physicalism
5 Pragmatism, Davidson and truth
6 Representation, social practice, and truth
7 Unfamiliar noises: Hesse and Davidson on metaphor

Part III The Priority of Democracy to Philosophy
8 Postmodernist bourgeois liberalism
9 On ethnocentrism: a reply to Clifford Geertz
10 Cosmopolitanism without emancipation: a response to Jean-Francois Lyotard


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