Richard Rorty (1931–2007) authored several landmark books and essay collections, including Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature; The Consequences of Pragmatism; Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity; and Achieving Our Country: Leftist Thought in Twentieth-Century America. He taught at Wellesley College, Princeton University, the University of Virginia, and Stanford University.
Eduardo Mendieta is Professor of Philosophy at Pennsylvania State University and editor of Take Care of Freedom and the Truth Will Take Care of Itself, a collection of interviews with Richard Rorty.
Robert B. Brandom is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh and a Fellow of both the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the British Academy. He delivered the John Locke Lectures at the University of Oxford and the Woodbridge Lectures at Columbia University. Brandom is the author of many books, including Making It Explicit, Reason in Philosophy, and From Empiricism to Expressivism.