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Michael Sandel and Richard Rorty: Two Models of the Republic

Richard Sennett

in Debating Democracy's Discontent: Essays on American Politics, Law, and Public Philosophy

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294962
eISBN:
9780191598708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294964.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Sandel earns his theory by history: the last two-thirds of Democracy’s Discontent, called “The Political Economy of Citizenship,” explores with great historical acumen just how liberalism and ... More


A Concise Anatomy of Secularism: Examining Its Linkages to Liberal Democracy

Nader Hashemi

in Islam, Secularism, and Liberal Democracy: Toward a Democratic Theory for Muslim Societies

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195321241
eISBN:
9780199869831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321241.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter explores the relationship between political secularism and liberal democracy. The historical roots of secularism as a political concept are investigated. The various political models of ... More


Components of a Critical Pluralism: Ethics and Processes

David Schlosberg

in Environmental Justice and the New Pluralism: The Challenge of Difference for Environmentalism

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199256419
eISBN:
9780191600203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256411.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

The acceptance of multiplicity as the precondition of political action is central to the new generation of theorists and activists that the author designates as ‘critical pluralists’. In political ... More


Richard Rorty: The Making of an American Philosopher

Neil Gross

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226309903
eISBN:
9780226309910
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309910.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

On his death in 2007, Richard Rorty was heralded by the New York Times as “one of the world's most influential contemporary thinkers.” Controversial on the left and the right for his critiques of ... More


The Myth of Adam and American Identity

Terence Ball

in Reappraising Political Theory: Revisionist Studies in the History of Political Thought

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198279952
eISBN:
9780191598753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198279957.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This concluding chapter looks at a pervasive American myth—that of the American Adam—which holds that America was originally an Eden, and Americans like Adam before the Fall: fresh, innocent, and ... More


Princeton University 1965–1982

in Richard Rorty: The Making of an American Philosopher

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226309903
eISBN:
9780226309910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309910.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

The first few years after Richard Rorty received tenure at Princeton University in 1965 were relatively productive ones. He published little in 1966—only a two-page encyclopedia entry on Aristotle ... More


The Tribulations of Professional Philosophy, 1962–1999

Bruce Kuklick

in A History of Philosophy in America: 1720-2000

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199260164
eISBN:
9780191597893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260168.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

At the end of the twentieth century, professional philosophy fragmented and lost its hold on the educated public in the US. Analytic philosophy split into many competing groups, while a group of ... More


Transcendental Arguments I

Anthony Brueckner

in Essays on Skepticism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199585861
eISBN:
9780191595332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585861.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter begins by considering the aforementioned Stroudian critique of transcendental arguments. Some doubts are raised about whether Stroud has succeeded in giving a fully general argument ... More


Troubled Inheritance: Richard Rorty and the Metaphysics of the Child

Brian Duff

in The Parent as Citizen: A Democratic Dilemma

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672721
eISBN:
9781452947280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672721.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter explores the role that ideas about parenthood play in Rorty’s negotiation of the competing pull of the stability of virtue and the unpredictability of contest. Rorty responded to this ... More


Cultural Complexity, Moral Interdependence, and the Global Dialogical Community

Seyla Benhabib

in Women, Culture, and Development: A Study of Human Capabilities

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198289647
eISBN:
9780191596698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198289642.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Benhabib reconsiders aspects of the cultural relativism–universalism debate via sociological hypotheses regarding the reproduction and interdependence of cultures. After taking issue with relativist ... More


Epistemology and Science in the Image of Modern Philosophy: Rorty on Descartes and Locke

Gary Hatfield

in Future Pasts: The Analytic Tradition in Twentieth Century Philosophy

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139167
eISBN:
9780199833214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019513916X.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature, Richard Rorty locates the perceived ills of modern philosophy in the “epistemological turn” of Descartes and Locke. Hatfield argues that Rorty’s accounts of ... More


Rorty Reexamined

in Richard Rorty: The Making of an American Philosopher

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226309903
eISBN:
9780226309910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309910.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter reexamines key junctures in Richard Rorty's intellectual career, this time through the lens of the sociology of ideas. It considers Rorty's choice of masters thesis topic, his movement ... More


Making Comparisons: First Contact, Ethnocentrism, and Cross-Cultural Communication

Steven Mailloux

in Post-Nationalist American Studies

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520224384
eISBN:
9780520925267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520224384.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the theoretical problem of comparison, which will be a central aspect of future American Studies. The discussion starts with Richard Rorty's problematic neopragmatism and his ... More


Decentering Music: A Critique of Contemporary Musical Research

Kevin Korsyn

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195104547
eISBN:
9780199868988
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195104547.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This book examines the struggle for the authority to speak about music at a time when the humanities are in crisis. By linking the institutions that support musical research, including professional ... More


Trust and Disagreement

Richard Messer

in Does God’s Existence Need Proof?

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269717
eISBN:
9780191683763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269717.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter evaluates the relevance of the fact of relativity and the authority of criteria to the issue of proving God's existence. It considers the merits and demerits of philosophers Richard ... More


The Evasion of Conversion in Recent American Philosophy

Roger A. Ward and Roger A. Ward

in Conversion in American Philosophy: Exploring the Practice of Transformation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823223138
eISBN:
9780823284740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823223138.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter focuses on three contemporary philosophers who have contributed significantly to the development of pragmatism and American philosophy: Richard Rorty, Cornel West, and Robert Corrington. ... More


Introduction

in Richard Rorty: The Making of an American Philosopher

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226309903
eISBN:
9780226309910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309910.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This book aims to document Richard Rorty's journey from being an intellectually precocious adolescent on the school yards of rural New Jersey to becoming the one of the most influential contemporary ... More


A History of Philosophy in America: 1720-2000

Bruce Kuklick

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199260164
eISBN:
9780191597893
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260168.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

I have been selective in my emphases rather than encyclopaedic and exhaustive. In focusing on American philosophy, the book makes implicit claims about thought and life related to a peculiar western ... More


– Theory versus Practice

Paul Bowman

in Post-Marxism Versus Cultural Studies: Theory, Politics and Intervention

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748617623
eISBN:
9780748652785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617623.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines some key ways in which post-Marxist and related intellectual work (such as that of Judith Butler and Richard Rorty) conceives of itself as intervention, pursuing the matter of ... More


Wellesley College, 1958–1961

in Richard Rorty: The Making of an American Philosopher

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226309903
eISBN:
9780226309910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309910.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Paralleling his father's experiences, Richard Rorty found his two years of military service to be emotionally trying. After being discharged, he tried to make up for lost time professionally. His ... More


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