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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
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
CAMBR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rorty, Richard
Dewey number
401
Index
index present
LC call number
P106
LC item number
.R586 1989eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Language and languages
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • Language and languages
  • Contingentie
  • Ironie
  • Pragmatisme
  • Taalfilosofie
  • Philosophie du langage
Label
Contingency, irony, and solidarity, Richard Rorty
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
Control code
818856234
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 201 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139648523
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)818856234
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Contingency, irony, and solidarity, Richard Rorty
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
Control code
818856234
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 201 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139648523
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)818856234
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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