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    Descartes, Rorty and the mind-body fiction

    Hornsby, Jennifer (1990) Descartes, Rorty and the mind-body fiction. In: Malachowski, A.R. (ed.) Reading Rorty: Critical Responses to Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature and Beyond. Wiley Blackwell, pp. 41-57. ISBN 9780631161493.

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    Book synopsis: In "Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature" Richard Rorty presented his vision of post-philosophical culture, calling upon professional philosophers to accept that epistemology is dead, that the analytic method is a myth, and that philosophy and science are merely forms of literature. This volume is an examination of the conclusions drawn by Richard Rorty. Discussions, by philosophers such as W.V. Cline, Donald Davidson, Bernard Williams, Charles Taylor, John Yolton and Martin Hollis, cover Rorty's views on truth, language, knowledge and the self, together with his pragmatism, his "continental turn" and his regard for the literary potential of philosophical writing.


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Philosophy
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2018 16:10
    Last Modified: 28 Jul 2020 09:45


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