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Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity,9780521367813

Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity

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Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2/24/1989
Publisher(s): Cambridge University Press
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Summary

Richard Rorty is one of the most provocative and influential thinkers of our time. His sustained critique of the foundationalist, metaphysical aspirations of philosophy has had a galvanizing effect both inside and outside philosophy departments, and has led Harold Bloom to describe him as "the most interesting philosopher in the world today."

Table of Contents

Preface xi(2)
Introduction xiii
Part I: Contingency 3(70)
1 The contingency of language
3(20)
2 The contingency of selfhood
23(21)
3 The contingency of a liberal community
44(29)
Part II: Ironism and Theory 73(68)
4 Private irony and liberal hope
73(23)
5 Self-creation and affiliation: Proust, Nietzsche, and Heidegger
96(26)
6 From ironist theory to private allusions: Derrida
122(19)
Part III: Cruelty and Solidarity 141(58)
7 The barber of Kasbeam: Nabokov on cruelty
141(28)
8 The last intellectual in Europe: Orwell on cruelty
169(20)
9 Solidarity
189(10)
Index of names 199

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