!!> EPUB ❄ Philosophy and Social Hope ✿ Author Richard M. Rorty – Soaringeaglecasino.us

Philosophy and Social HopeRichard Rorty Is One Of The Most Provocative Figures In Recent Philosophical, Literary And Cultural Debate This Collection Brings Together Those Of His Writings Aimed At A Wider Audience, Many Published In Book Form For The First Time In These Eloquent Essays, Articles And Lectures, Rorty Gives A Stimulating Summary Of His Central Philosophical Beliefs And How They Relate To His Political Hopes He Also Offers Some Challenging Insights Into Contemporary America, Justice, Education And Love.

!!> EPUB ❄ Philosophy and Social Hope ✿ Author Richard M. Rorty – Soaringeaglecasino.us
  • Paperback
  • 288 pages
  • Philosophy and Social Hope
  • Richard M. Rorty
  • English
  • 17 July 2017
  • 9780140262889

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  1. says:

    This book is a great introduction to Rorty I ve read one of his technical books Contingency, Irony and Solidarity and this one was much easier to get through The structure of the book is a set of short vignettes that had been previously published plus one new piece at the very end The articles have only a loose association with one another, so it s possible to jump around or just skip one altogether and not feel as if you re missing the point of the book.To me, Rorty is an always surprising thinker who defies easy classification He wholeheartedly believes in the liberal utopia, but brooks no talk of the postmodern and actually berates the academy for their lack of patriotism He believes in the dream, but thinks it has been squandered by identify politics and endless deconstruction I guess I enjoy his belief in America and the world to constantly re invent itself And I like that he follows that belief ...

  2. says:

    This is what I read when the malaise hits Perks me back up every time.

  3. says:

    wonderful wonderful insights, at the nexus of ethics and everything else theories of politics, social systems, cognition, human evolution, language a lot of these are reworked versions of lectures, aimed at...

  4. says:

    For me,a general reading,this book is provocative thinking.I interesting in,Rorty s offering on new philosophy of Hope and relate with lit and cul I skim the book during last four years.Various aspect...

  5. says:

    As our presidents, political parties and legislators become ever corrupt and frivolous, we turn to the judiciary as the only political institution for which we can still feel something like awe This awe is not reverence for the Euclid like immutability of Law It is respect for the ability of decent men and women to sit down around tables, argue things out and arrive at a reasonable consensus To say that one should replace knowledge by hope is to say much the same thing that one should stop worrying about whether what one believes is well grounded and start worrying about whether one has been imaginative enough to think up interesting alternatives to one s present beliefs My hunch is that the twentieth century will be seen by historians of philos0phy as the period in which a kind of neo Leibnizian panrelationalism was developed in various different idioms a panrelationism which restates Leibniz s point that each monad is nothing but all the other monads seen from a certain perspective, each substance nothing but its relations to all the other substances Moral development in the individual, and moral progress in the human species as a whole, is a matter of re marking human selves so as to enlarge the variety of the relationships which constitute those selves The ideal limit of this process of enlargement is the self envisaged by Christian and Buddhist accou...

  6. says:

    This book has killed me then brought me back to life

  7. says:

    A fantastic, utterly fantastic introduction to Richard Rorty s writing, an introduction so good that I don t particularly feel the need to read anything else because I feel that he s had the effect he s going to have and there isn t much else to say This collection of essays aspires to do two main things Firstly, to explain Pragmatism, a theory of truth which pervades to destroy theological, philosophical and scientific perceptions of truth because one can not be taken down without taking the others with it, according to Rorty The second is to build in that place to explain the value of theology, of science, and most importantly of philosophy in the absence of certainty and with the embrace of Pragmatism I d say that what Rorty did brilliantly for me was to dismantle the certainty philosophy granted itself during the Enlightenment, a project that Nietzsche had kickstarted for me in my personal journey and that Rorty has, potentially, effectively finished In its place he aspires to build philosophy back up in its usefulness by explaining how certainty is not necessary for philosophy to be brilliant in moral, political and personal endeavours, and that philosophy is all the better off in these areas without certainty This makes it completely impossible to practice philosophy that requires certainty metaphysics, metaethics, and any others I may have missed Good riddance.So far I m on board.Where Rorty struggles I think is in e...

  8. says:

    Some essays deserve five stars, for their engaging and witty explorations of pragmatism A few essays deserve one star In particular I disliked On Heidegger s Nazism I have a negative view of Heidegger to begin with, but was open to being persuaded by Rorty Not only did his argument not persuade me to change my mind about H, it confirmed my pre existing opinion and made me think less of Rorty.Reading Rorty I feel disabused of errors, but also left with very little His social hope is that we will engage in incremental problem solving and institution building On the one hand, this is what I spend much of my time doing as a minister, teacher, activist, and author Rorty believes it is the only tool we have approaching a egalitarian society And it is fragile But in these days of trouble which he presciently predicted in the essay Looking Backwards from the Year 2096 I wonder if this is enough If Rorty is correct that social hope as he describes it is our only tool, then we ...

  9. says:

    extrapolates some implications of his earlier philosophical work of the three i ve read so far, this had the most unconvincing sections also his cold war trotskyism cum anticommunism is dated and weird, he doesn t seem to understand anything about the economy besides some loose JK Galbraith era pop institutionalism despite veblen, ayres and common being part and parcel of the pragmatist tradition I would say that the first third of the book is fant...

  10. says:

    Conflicted about this one The philosophy in the first half is so compelling, but when he turns to politics in the second, he mostly becomes pretty boring Does he really carry through on the task he sets himself as a pragmatist, to worry about whether he has been imaginative enough to think up...

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