Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Podcasts from Rorty Conference in London

On November 6, 2009, there was a one-day conference in London on Richard Rorty’s magnum opus "Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature" (Princeton University Press, 1980).

Audio files of the lectures by the four key speakers are now available on the website of the Backdoor Broadcasting Company:

Bjørn Ramberg (University of Oslo)
"For the Sake of His Own Generation: Rorty on Destruction and Edification"

Robert Brandom (University of Pittsburgh)
"Global Anti-Representationalism?"

Albrecht Wellmer (Freie Universität, Berlin)
"Rereading Rorty"

Michael Williams (Johns Hopkins University)
"Philosophy as Epistemology"

You can listen to audio files of the responses and the discussion here.

Read Michael Williams's introduction to the 30th-anniversary edition of "Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature" here. And Bjørn Ramberg's article on Rorty in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy here.