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The Resource After Rorty : the possibilities for ethics and religious belief, G. Elijah Dann, (electronic resource)

After Rorty : the possibilities for ethics and religious belief, G. Elijah Dann, (electronic resource)

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After Rorty : the possibilities for ethics and religious belief
Title
After Rorty
Title remainder
the possibilities for ethics and religious belief
Statement of responsibility
G. Elijah Dann
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Richard Rorty is regarded as something of a pariah in mainstream philosophical circles. Trained by some of the most eminent philosophers of the twentieth century, he has come to be one of the strongest critics of the philosophical tradition. Over the years, Rorty's books have cast serious doubt on philosophical ambitions, such as whether we can provide deep and uncontroversial definitions of justice, truth, and knowledge. He has also questioned whether it makes sense to ask if the beliefs we have, in some deep sense, correspond with the "real world." Instead of trying to resolve deep philosophical questions, Rorty believes we should turn our attention to social issues, broadly conceived as "increasing solidarity."
  • "In this book, G. Elijah Dann takes seriously Rorty's writings, showing how, contrary to what many philosophers such as Alvin Plantings and Kai Nielsen believe, Rorty actually helps to enhance and enliven both the philosophy of religion and the chances for moral progress. Dann goes into a lengthy discussion of Rorty's metaethics and then reviews Rorty's well-known article, "Religion as Conversation-stopper," showing how the private/public distinction, though well-placed, needs adjustment. Contrary to Rorty's view that religious values should remain in the private realm, Dann maintains religious values can play an important role in the public square, albeit through a "translation" into secular terms. Finally, the book explores how the history of philosophical interests shaped theological ones and Dann looks at Rorty's more recent thoughts about religion, particularly in his discussion with the Italian philosopher Gianni Vattimo."--Jacket
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DLC
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Dann, G. Elijah
Dewey number
191
LC call number
B945.R524
LC item number
D36 2006
Series statement
Continuum studies in American philosophy
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  • Rorty, Richard
  • Religion
  • Ethics
Label
After Rorty : the possibilities for ethics and religious belief, G. Elijah Dann, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [200]-205) and index
Contents
Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Contextualizing the Study -- Philosophy, Ethics, and the Possibilities for Religious Belief; 2 Rorty's Analysis of Traditional Philosophy; 3 Rorty, Religious Belief, and Ethics; 4 Rorty and the Transformation of Theology; Bibliography; Index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000100026
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unknown
Isbn
9781441181442
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2006041641
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000100026
Label
After Rorty : the possibilities for ethics and religious belief, G. Elijah Dann, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [200]-205) and index
Contents
Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Contextualizing the Study -- Philosophy, Ethics, and the Possibilities for Religious Belief; 2 Rorty's Analysis of Traditional Philosophy; 3 Rorty, Religious Belief, and Ethics; 4 Rorty and the Transformation of Theology; Bibliography; Index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000100026
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781441181442
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2006041641
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000100026

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