By Robert B. Brandom
The ebook jacket lays out the fundamentals:
Essays, written by means of 13 of the main individual dwelling philosophers, including Rorty's giant replies to every, and different new fabric via him, provide by means of a long way the main thorough and considerate dialogue of the paintings of the philosopher who has been referred to as “the finest thinker alive.”
But -- rather -- what a line-up! Brandom, Putnam, Dennett, Davidson, Conant, et al. And after each one essay, Rorty replies at size, in his personal transparent, incisive, and infrequently off-handed kind. this may function a very good creation to Rorty's pragmatism, in addition to a manner of drilling down into the contests on the middle of those ideas.
Perhaps you'll say that those critics aren't particularly all that serious -- that the majority of them are anti-foundational allies. yet i'm going to go away that that you should make a decision. For me, i locate the discussions approximately small components of war of words way more fascinating and helpful.
Here is the entire contributor checklist (with Rorty's replies and introductory essay omitted):
• Jürgen Habermas: Richard Rorty's Pragmatic Turn"
• Donald Davidson: "Truth Rehabilitated"
• Hilary Putnam: "Richard Rorty on fact and Justification"
• Daniel Dennett: "The Case for Rorts"
• John McDowell: "Towards Rehabilitating Objectivity"
• Jacques Bouveresse: "Reading Rorty: Pragmatism and its Consequences"
• Robert Brandom: "Vocabularies of Pragmatism"
• Michael Williams "Epistemology and the replicate of Nature"
• Barry Allen "What used to be Epistemology?"
• Akeel Bilgrami: "Is fact a target of Inquiry?: Rorty and Davidson on Truth"
• James Conant: "Freedom, Cruelty and fact: Rorty as opposed to Orwell"
• Bjørn Ramberg: "Post-ontological Philosophy of Mind"
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