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- DescriptionRichard Rorty is one of the most oft-cited yet least understood philosophers of the twentieth century. This book offers an overview and introduction to Rorty's ideas, key writings and contributions to the various fields of philosophy. Chrologically organized, the book traces the development of Rorty's thought and examines all the key topics, and controversies, central to his work. Ronald A. Kuipers introduces Rorty's complex thought through the exploration of three Rortyan personas: The Philosophical Therapist, The Liberal Ironist, and the Anticlerical Prophet. This exploration of Rorty's multivalent yet deeply coherent intellectual identity is set against the background of Rorty's personal motivations for studying philosophy, and for pursuing the controversial questions he did. The book portrays how, in conversation with the traditions of American Pragmatism, Analytic Philosophy, and Continental Thought, Rorty weaves his own unique and original philosophy. Rorty's originality resides in his fresh approach to interrelated social and political problems, revealing a thinker who has important reasons for wading into controversial intellectual waters. This is the ideal companion to study of this hugely influential thinker.
- Author BiographyRonald A. Kuipers is Associate Professor of the Philosophy of Religion at The Institute for Christian Studies in Toronto, Canada. He is Director of the ICS Centre for Philosophy, Religion, and Social Ethics.
- Author(s)Ronald Alexander Kuipers
- PublisherContinuum Publishing Corporation
- Date of Publication17/01/2013
- Series TitleBloomsbury Contemporary American Thinkers
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintContinuum Publishing Corporation
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight333 g
- Width138 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine18 mm
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