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Let me start by admitting that I share Rorty's politics, pretty much. He called himself a Hubert Humphrey liberal -- I tend to think that we need more people like Aneurin Bevan (I... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Stanley Crowe
Written with eloquent simplicity, "Philosophy and social hope" has convinced me to replace "Truth" with "what works". Read morePublished 21 months ago by Misha
I have the paperback version, but I got the Kindle version so that I could use its text search and highlighting features (highlights can be removed, unlike on paper). Read morePublished on May 5, 2013 by W. John Carlsen
This book is a good overview of essential ideas of R. Rorty written by the author to clarify his world outlook. Read morePublished on January 1, 2013 by D. Pinski
Richard Rorty, in this little collection of essays he entitles "Philosophy and Social Hope", seems to consider himself the Nabokov of philosophy, and thinks himself clever in... Read morePublished on November 4, 2012 by Endocelt
When reading this book, you feel like you are listening to one of the greatest intellects of all time, a giant in the history of philosophy, a great thinker who has advanced our... Read morePublished on February 22, 2011 by Ataraxia
This is a great collection of philosophical essays and a nice introduction to Rorty. Specialist or not, any intelligent reader can get a good grip on the main currents/themes of... Read morePublished on January 8, 2011 by David M. Przekupowski
As a lay reader, I found these collection of essays to be a great introduction to Rorty. First, It deals with the central issues of its thought, such as its criticism of the... Read morePublished on September 5, 2010 by Juan Preste de Trapisonda
Despite my best attempt to not be a fanboy I was giddily excited by each essay in this collection. Rorty's overall project of anti-foundational philosophy and liberal democracy... Read morePublished on May 3, 2009 by NG