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A Pragmatist's Progress?: Richard Rorty and American Intellectual History

A Pragmatist's Progress?: Richard Rorty and American Intellectual History (Hardback)

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In this volume, a host of distinguished scholars examine Richard Rorty's influence on twentieth-century American pragmatism and its commitment to achieving social democracy. Rorty's reclaiming of the pragmatist tradition and his contribution to the discipline of intellectual history are highlighted; at the same time, each essay finds Rorty's pragmatism (most fully enunciated in Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity) lacking in its privatist vision of the good life. This criticism is drawn out through explicit comparisons between Rorty and his grandfather Walter Rauschenbusch, William James, John Dewey, Randolph Bourne, Richard J. Bernstein, and other twentieth century pragmatist thinkers. This volume offers the most complete historical treatment of this controversial intellectual to date.

Languages with Grant & CutlerLinguisticsSemanticsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural StudiesHistory of ideas Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publication Date: 01/06/2000 ISBN-13: 9780847690619  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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John Pettegrew is assistant professor of history at Lehigh University. He is currently completing a book entitled Brutes in Suits: The Pathological Origins of American Masculinity, 1890-1920.

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