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Pragmatism as Anti-Authoritarianism

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$27.95 • £22.95 • €25.00

ISBN 9780674248915

Publication Date: 08/17/2021


272 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

Belknap Press


Today, there are few philosophers left whose thoughts are inspired by a unifying vision; there are even fewer who can articulate such a view in terms of a ravishing flow of provocative, but sharp and differentiated, arguments. But rarely anyone can compete with Richard Rorty in summarizing the whole of it in a series of brilliant literary lectures like these.—Jürgen Habermas

Richard Rorty was the most iconoclastic and dramatic philosopher of the last half-century. In this final book, his unique literary style, singular intellectual zest, and demythologizing defiance of official philosophy are on full display.—Cornel West

A sharp and comprehensive statement of Richard Rorty’s distinctive version of pragmatism, presented with all the wit and vitality typical of his writings. Carefully edited by Eduardo Mendieta, with an illuminating foreword by Robert B. Brandom, this book is invaluable reading for anyone interested in Rorty’s philosophical vision.—Richard J. Bernstein, Vera List Professor of Philosophy, The New School for Social Research

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