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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 346–347.
Published: 01 April 2019
... call mainly dealt with political and ethical matters. In this introduction he replies chiefly to pieces by the philosophers Richard Rorty and Paul Feyerabend dealing with poverty, famine, sickness, and environmental concerns, but Kermode also addresses and mostly agrees with arguments made in Common...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (3): 359–365.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Barry Allen; Richard Rorty; Nicholas Gaskill; Chris Voparil; Barbara Herrnstein Smith Abstract This essay introduces a running symposium on the work of Richard Rorty and its legacy fifteen years after his passing. The arc of Rorty's thought defines a trajectory through American pragmatism, tracing...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (1): 168.
Published: 01 January 2018
...Stephen Mulhall Rorty Richard , Philosophy as Poetry ( Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press , 2016 ), 96 pp. Copyright © 2017 Duke University Press 2017...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (2): 183–192.
Published: 01 April 2008
...Alasdair MacIntyre © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 COLUMNS RICHARD RORTY (1931 – 2007) Alasdair MacIntyre Few, if any, other recent American philosophers’ books have been translated as often as Richard...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (1): 48–65.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Hanne Andrea Kraugerud; Bjørn Torgrim Ramberg Is Richard Rorty a philosophical quietist? We consider different stances Rorty has assumed toward philosophy, arguing that on the face of it there is no conflict between them. However, Rorty's extensive writing on the topic of truth suggests a tension...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (3): 424–442.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Barbara Herrnstein Smith Abstract Richard Rorty's rejection of prevailing interior‐mirror understandings of the presumed relationship between “minds” and “nature,” along with his promotion of nonrepresentational accounts of knowledge, truth, and science, participates in a rich tradition of jointly...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (3): 366–379.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Richard Rorty Abstract Among Rorty's most admired essays, and probably his most autobiographical, “Trotsky and the Wild Orchids” made its first appearance as a column in Common Knowledge during the journal's inaugural year. Here it is reprinted, thirty years later, in a symposium called “Whatever...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (1): 21–24.
Published: 01 January 2023
...Jeffrey M. Perl Abstract In this brief introduction to part 2 of the Common Knowledge symposium “Whatever Happened to Richard Rorty?” the journal’s editor asks why Rorty was dependent on Thomas Kuhn, rather than Paul Feyerabend or the then-rising stars of “science studies” (such as Bruno Latour...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (3): 402–423.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Chris Voparil Abstract In a symposium built around a critical reassessment by Nicholas Gaskill of Richard Rorty's pragmatism, this contribution examines the provocative question of whether Rorty's rhetoric hinders Rortian aims. When reconsidering him in company with “the philosophical wing...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (3): 441–449.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Jeffrey M. Perl; Natalie Zemon Davis; Barry Allen In this introduction to Part 1 of the Common Knowledge symposium, “Fuzzy Studies,” the journal's editor discusses four essays from the 1980s by Richard Rorty, in which Rorty chose to associate himself with various neopragmatists, Continental...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (1): 72–85.
Published: 01 January 2023
...Emil Višňovský Abstract In this contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium on Richard Rorty, the author attempts to identify what he calls “the heart of Rortyism.” Beginning with Rorty's query, as an undergraduate, about “what, if anything, philosophy is good for,” Višňovský associates...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (1): 25–40.
Published: 01 January 2023
...James J. Bono Abstract As a contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium “Whatever Happened to Richard Rorty?,” this essay elucidates how Isabelle Stengers's signature idea of an “ecology of practices” offers a way to establish claims to expertise and—within limits that are, in effect, the limits...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (1): 59–71.
Published: 01 January 2023
...Jan Golinski Abstract This contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium “Whatever Happened to Richard Rorty?” endorses Nicholas Gaskill's analysis of Rorty's limited legacy in the field of science and technology studies. It shows how, rather than engaging with scientific practice in a substantial...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (3): 380–401.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Nicholas Gaskill Abstract As the leading contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium “Whatever Happened to Richard Rorty?,” this essay asks why Rorty was so often taken to be saying things that he claimed he was not. The argument is that Rorty's rhetorical approach and jargon engendered...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (1): 86–101.
Published: 01 January 2023
...Steve Fuller Abstract Richard Rorty is easily cast as the intellectual godfather of our post-truth condition. But unlike Nicholas Gaskill, whose article in Common Knowledge 28, no. 3, has engendered a continuing symposium in the journal, Professor Fuller sees Rorty's role as being to his credit...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 January 2009
... “hip quietism” and the “minimalist” philosophical version developed by Wittgenstein and some of his successors, notably Richard Rorty. This introduction concludes with attention to Rorty's late essay “Naturalism and Quietism,” then with a dedication of the entire symposium to Rorty's memory. © 2008...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (1): 41–58.
Published: 01 January 2023
...Anders Blok; Casper Bruun Jensen Abstract This contribution to the second installment of the Common Knowledge symposium “Whatever Happened to Richard Rorty?” argues that the field of science studies should be understood as a way of inheriting, rather than fundamentally breaking with, Rorty's...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 1–8.
Published: 01 April 2019
... to Richard Rorty that a full issue would be devoted, some day, to conversations among people who have inspired in each other “interesting and important” intellectual disagreements. The editor further explains how, over the intervening years, the disagreements among contributors have evolved. While Common...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 128–145.
Published: 01 January 2011
... and illustrates that idea by means of four quotations, taken from authors as different as Richard Rorty and David Schneider, Marcel Mauss and Henri Michaux. The quotations can be said to “exemplify” anthropology in terms that are interestingly (and diversely) restrictive: some of them amount to extrinsic...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 146–150.
Published: 01 January 2011
... of suspended possibility, avoiding either belief or disbelief, assent or dissent. Candea's piece draws out the logic of the complementary and inverse move that grounds Viveiros de Castro's stance: “not taking seriously” the world of the “same,” in this case, that of Western intellectuals such as Richard Rorty...