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Contingency, irony, and solidarity, Richard Rorty

Label
Contingency, irony, and solidarity
Title
Contingency, irony, and solidarity
Statement of responsibility
Richard Rorty
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
American philosopher Richard Rorty argues that thinkers such as Nietzsche, Freud, and Wittgenstein have enabled societies to see themselves as historical contingencies, rather than as expressions of underlying, ahistorical human nature, or as realizations of suprahistorical goals. This ironic perspective on the human condition is valuable but it cannot advance Liberalism's social and political goals. In fact, Rorty believes that it is literature and not philosophy that can do this, by promoting a genuine sense of human solidarity. Specifically, it is novelists such as Orwell and Nabokov who succeed in awakening us to the cruelty of particular social practices and individual attitudes. Thus, a truly liberal culture would fuse the private, individual freedom of the ironic, philosophical perspective with the public project of human solidarity as it is engendered through the insights and sensibilities of great writers. Rorty uses a wide range of references - from philosophy to social theory to literary criticism - to elucidate his beliefs
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rorty, Richard
Index
index present
LC call number
P106
LC item number
.R586 1989
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Language and languages
  • Langage et langues
  • Language and languages
  • Contingentie
  • Ironie
  • Pragmatisme
  • Taalfilosofie
  • Philosophie du langage
Label
Contingency, irony, and solidarity, Richard Rorty
Link
https://archive.org/details/contingencyirony00rort_0
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Self-creation and affiliation: Proust, Nietzsche, and Heidegger
  • From ironist theory to private allusions: Derrida
  • pt. 3.
  • Cruelty and solidarity:
  • The barber of Kasbeam: Nabokov on cruelty
  • The last intellectual in Europe: Orwell on cruelty
  • Solidarity
  • pt. 1.
  • Contingency:
  • The contingency of language
  • The contingency of selfhood
  • The contingency of a liberal community
  • pt. 2.
  • Ironism and theory:
  • Private irony and liberal hope
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 201 pages
Isbn
9780521353816
Lccn
88023358
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)18290785
  • (OCoLC)ocm18290785
Label
Contingency, irony, and solidarity, Richard Rorty
Link
https://archive.org/details/contingencyirony00rort_0
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Self-creation and affiliation: Proust, Nietzsche, and Heidegger
  • From ironist theory to private allusions: Derrida
  • pt. 3.
  • Cruelty and solidarity:
  • The barber of Kasbeam: Nabokov on cruelty
  • The last intellectual in Europe: Orwell on cruelty
  • Solidarity
  • pt. 1.
  • Contingency:
  • The contingency of language
  • The contingency of selfhood
  • The contingency of a liberal community
  • pt. 2.
  • Ironism and theory:
  • Private irony and liberal hope
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 201 pages
Isbn
9780521353816
Lccn
88023358
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)18290785
  • (OCoLC)ocm18290785

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