The Intellectual Crisis in the Life of Richard Rorty: The Shift from a Philosophy of Experience to a Philosophy of Language

Author: Timm, Tobias
Year:2018
Pages:156
ISBN:1-4955-0665-7
978-1-4955-0665-9
Price:139.95
Dr. Timm unites two of the most engaging debates that are currently popular amongst Rorty scholars: what to make of the concept of experience after Rorty's linguistic turn and Rorty's awkward and contentious division between the public and private domains of life.

Reviews

“The commonly promoted narrative of Rorty’s career sees a strong move against analytic philosophy accompanied by a simultaneous attending to the linguistic aspects of pragmaticism. I show how this narrative can be re-imagined in a way that illuminates Rorty’s early rejection of ‘experience’ and the subsequent articulation of ideas that put ‘experience’ on the ‘backburner’.”

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1: Rorty's Turn Against Experience

Chapter 2: A Relevant History of Experience

Chapter 3: Rorty's Antifoundationalism

Chapter 4: Rorty's Public/Private Divide

Chapter 5: Rorty and the Linguistic Turn

Conclusion

Bibliography