Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Essays: Remembering Richard Rorty

Special volume of New Literary History (vol. 39 no. 1) on the American philosopher Richard Rorty (1931-2007):

Remembering Richard Rorty

All contributions are available online (pdf):

Ralph Cohen - Introduction

Meredith Williams - Contingency, Solidarity - Irony

Jürgen Habermas - ". . . And to define America, her athletic democracy"

Richard J. Bernstein - Richard Rorty's Deep Humanism

Jeffrey Stout - Rorty at Princeton

E. D. Hirsch - Rorty and the Priority of Democracy to Philosophy

Richard Rorty - Texts and Lumps

Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht & Rita Felski - The Inspirational Power of a Shy Philosopher

Andrzej Szahaj - Richard Rorty: Memories

Frank Ankersmit - Rorty and History

Richard Rorty - Philosophy as a Kind of Writing

Annette Baier - Can Philosophers Be Patriots?

David Rigsbee - Rorty

David Rigsbee - Wised Up

David Rigsbee - Rorty from a Poet's View

Günter Leypoldt - Uses of Metaphor: Richard Rorty's Literary Criticism and the Poetics of World-Making

Nicholas M. Gaskill - Experience and Signs: Towards a Pragmatist Literary Criticism

A Selected List of Richard Rorty's Publications

A short film on Richard Rorty: here.

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