I will leave the lengthy expose aside, and merely say that this is an extraordinarily pertinent work of philosophy. Read morePublished on December 19, 2011 by non-compliant
There are only contingent truths, awareness of our human circumstance calls on us to greet this with an ironic detachment and orphaned on this rock of water and mud we owe nothing... Read morePublished on October 24, 2011 by Billy Bob's Worst Nightmare
This is a very good book: it engages with big meta-philosophical questions (what is it that philosophy should aim for: truth? increasing human freedom and social tolerance? Read morePublished on June 24, 2009 by Oscar Rivero
Contingency, Irony and Solidarity is great book if you are in neopragmatism, linguistic relativity or other neo-something. Read morePublished on May 28, 2004 by Igor Gojnik
What does Rorty want?
It seems that to me that what Rorty wants is the right for everybody to be fashionably insane. Read more
I was charmed and seduced for a while by this book and by the P.Modern writers I dabbled in after reading it. But then I read Marcuse. Read morePublished on August 8, 2003
This is a very useful book.
To equate Rorty's pragmatism with subjectism is to fall precisely into the trap that Rorty saves us from, and to completely miss the point of this... Read more
Most books on philosophy, like most technical books, are narrowly focused on very specific problems. Read morePublished on August 4, 2001 by Paul Harmon
G.K. Chesterton once said that man's most pragmatic need is to be something more than a pragmatist. Without a "more than" pragmatic end, no one can truly be pragmatic. Read morePublished on July 6, 2001 by "johnthirdearl"