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- DescriptionRichard Rorty is among the most cited, influential and torious of recent philosophers. His 1979 work Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature has recently been listed by the TLS as one of the fifty most important books written in any field since World War 2, winning the philosopher an audience which transcends traditional academic boundaries. His media profile is high - especially in the US, but increasingly in Europe too (a recent BBC4 documentary confirms the trend). A controversial figure, his dismissal of traditional assumptions about the nature of truth, progress and morality have resulted in him being maligned and championed in equal measure. Nevertheless, Rorty's work tends to be received with hesitance, or even hostility, amongst contemporary practitioners of philosophy. This book seeks to take Rorty seriously as a social and political philosopher, and to argue that his work is t as flippant, as frothy, or as easily dismissed as his opponents often tend to portray it.
- Author BiographyDr. Gideon Calder is Senior Lecturer in Political Philosophy at the Centre for Social Ethics, University of Wales, Newport. He has written widely in his specialist field and is a member of the Editorial Boards of The Journal of Critical Realism and Human Affairs: A Postdisciplinary Journal for Humanities and Social Sciences.
- Author(s)Gideon Calder
- PublisherUniversity of Wales Press
- Date of Publication19/05/2007
- Series TitlePolitical Philosophy Now S.
- Place of PublicationWales
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintUniversity of Wales Press
- Weight259 g
- Width138 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine19 mm
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