The Linguistic Turn

The Linguistic Turn provides a rich and representative introduction to the entire historical and doctrinal range of the linguistic philosophy movement.

Author: Richard Rorty

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226725697

Category: Philosophy

Page: 407

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The Linguistic Turn provides a rich and representative introduction to the entire historical and doctrinal range of the linguistic philosophy movement. In two retrospective essays titled "Ten Years After" and "Twenty-Five Years After," Rorty shows how his book was shaped by the time in which it was written and traces the directions philosophical study has taken since. "All too rarely an anthology is put together that reflects imagination, command, and comprehensiveness. Rorty's collection is just such a book."—Review of Metaphysics





The Rorty Reader

Linguistic. Turn. The history of philosophy is punctuated by revolts against the practices of previous ... The proposed remedy for this situation typically consists in adopting a new method: for example, the method of “clear and ...

Author: Christopher J. Voparil

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405198311

Category: Philosophy

Page: 548

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"In the last sentence of a posthumously published article, Richard Rorty wrote: "...individual men and women are more fully human when their memories are amply stocked with verses". Equally, we might say that they are more humane and wide-ranging thinkers when their minds are amply stocked with Rorty's subtle thoughts. We should be grateful for the editors of this anthology for giving us so many." Philip Kitcher, Columbia University "Pragmatist," "historicist," "literary," "anti-analytical," "postmodernist," "neo-liberal," "humanist," "ethnocentric" ù all these (and many other) terms have been applied to Richard Rorty, both as compliments and as insults. This careful selection from his writings, along with Christopher Voparil's excellent introduction, explains why. It charts Rorty's many philosophical twists and turns and it illuminates the intellectual and political commitments that provide his thinking with a deep continuity. And it brings back, for a broad audience, Rorty's characteristic voice: both simple and sophisticated, witty and passionate, light-handed and erudite, controversial and accommodating, detailed and sweeping, critical and hopeful ù above all, unmistakably individual and deeply missed." Alexander Nehamas, Princeton University "The Rorty Reader is a remarkable editorial accomplishment. By bringing together a wide variety of Richard Rorty's controversial and yet inspiring writings, Bernstein and Voparil provide an excellent introduction to this important thinker. The addition, their own insightful introductory chapter, makes the collection essential reading for everyone who wants to gain a better understanding of not just the significance of Rorty's philosophical contribution, but that of modern thought in general." Alan Malachowski, University of Stellenbosch The Rorty Reader represents the first comprehensive collection of the writings of Richard Rorty, one of the twentieth century's most influential thinkers, best known for the controversial Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature (1979). Gathering together key essays from over four decades of writings, the volume offers an in-depth introduction to the philosopher's life and prolific body of work. Topics addressed include the continuities and transformations that span Rorty's early training in the history of philosophy, his engagement with the analytic tradition, and the 1979 publication that brought him international renown. Particular attention is devoted to his later political writings, including his turn to literature as the vehicle of moral reflection most suitable to democratic life, and his embrace of philosophy as cultural politics. With selections from The Linguistic Turn (1967), Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature (1979), Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity (1989), Achieving Our Country (1998), and his four volumes of philosophical papers, including Philosophy as Cultural Politics (2007), as well as in-depth interviews and revealing autobiographical pieces, The Rorty Reader offers a compelling and representative view of Rorty's relationship with American pragmatism and the overall intellectual trajectory of his philosophical and political thought. Christopher J. Voparil is on the Graduate Faculty of Union Institute & University in Cincinnati, OH, where he teaches philosophy and political theory. He is the author of Richard Rorty: Politics and Vision (2006), and has published articles in Contemporary Pragmatism, Journal of Speculative Philosophy, Philosophy and Social Criticism, and Education and Culture. He is also the current Secretary of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy. Richard J. Bernstein is Vera List Professor of Philosophy at the New School for Social Research, New York. His most recent book is The Pragmatic Turn (Polity, 2010).

Linguistic Turns in Modern Philosophy

Linguistics , Anthropology and Philosophy in the French Enlightenment : Language Theory and Ideology . Trans . R. E. Norton . ... The Linguistic Turn : Essays in Philosophical Method with Two Retrospective Essays .

Author: Michael Losonsky

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521652568

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 275

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Locke's linguistic turn -- The road to Locke -- Of angels and human beings -- The form of a language -- The import of propositions -- The value of a function -- From silence to assent -- The whimsy of language.

Review Essay Refiguring the Archive

Literature Review from the year 2008 in the subject History - Miscellaneous, grade: 1,0, University of Cape Town (Department of Historical Studies), course: History & Politics in Africa, language: English, abstract: Working in archives is ...

Author: Arndt Schmidt

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3656129053

Category: History

Page: 9

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Literature Review from the year 2008 in the subject History - Miscellaneous, grade: 1,0, University of Cape Town (Department of Historical Studies), course: History & Politics in Africa, language: English, abstract: Working in archives is indeed “the bread and butter” of the historian. Before they go there for the first time however, hardly any student of history has got a thorough understanding of how archives function and what they represent. Thus, for many it turns out to be a quite intimidating experience, because one can all too easily get lost as one rarely has a definite starting point, let alone a proper map for the first descent. On the other hand, some archives offer guided tours that leave their visitors with a feeling of crossing the thresholds to the halls of the past, imbuing them with a sense of awe before all of that stored evidence. The conventional notion of the archive has generally been of a place where evidence about past events is being preserved for present and future generations. This implied the assumption that the primary sources uncovered from the archive were to be treated like impartial witnesses, capable of producing objective knowledge about the past, as long as they were interpreted according to historical methodology. Starting from the assumption that such a conventional idea of the archive is very much outdated, the project of “Refiguring the Archive” is to “bring to bear on `archive ́ an interrogation similar to that which concepts like `canon ́ or `orientalism ́ have undergone” and to “develop our understanding of the circumstances of the creation of the archival record”. In order to understand why the above described notion of archive is outdated in the post-modern world and to see the necessity of interrogating “circumstances of the creation of archival record”, it proves helpful to remember some of the origins of such questioning. In 1967, Richard Rorty published an anthology with the title “The Linguistic Turn. Recent Essays in Philosophical Method”. Whereas Immanuel Kant had been the first philosopher to formulate the boundaries of human reason, the linguistic turn represented a consequent application of Kant’s ideas, since the limits of our thinking are in fact determined by the limits of our language.

What s Wrong with Antitheory

4 It should be noted that analytic philosophy also had its own “linguistic turn” albeit one very different than the one in ... linguistic turn in philosophy, see Richard Rorty, ed., The Linguistic Turn: Essays in Philosophical Method ...

Author: Jeffrey R. Di Leo

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350096121

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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Antitheory has long been a venerable brand of theory and – although seemingly opposite – the two impulses have long been intertwined. Antitheory is the first book to explore this vexed relationship from the 20th century to the present day, examining antitheory both in its historical context and its current state. The book brings together leading scholars from a wide range of Humanities disciplines to ask such questions as: · What is antitheory? · What does it mean to be against theory in the new millennium? · What is the current state of post-theory, the alleged deaths of theory, and the critique of critique?

Davidson and Spinoza

The Linguistic Turn For the most authoritative account of the “ linguistic turn ' we should undoubtedly turn to Richard Rorty . His comprehensive edited volume The Linguistic Turn : Essays in Philosophical Method ( Rorty ...

Author: Floris van der Burg

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754639749

Category: Philosophy

Page: 108

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Baruch Spinoza a Dutch rationalist philosopher of the 17th century and Donald Davidson one of the most distinguished contemporary American analytic philosophers, are two thinkers not usually analysed in conjunction with each other in the philosophical literature yet there are remarkable parallels in their thought. In this book Floris van der Burg identifies topics of comparison in the areas of ontology, epistemology, philosophy of mind and philosophy of language and, after explaining the theory of each philosopher, examines the parallel themes between Spinoza and Davidsonian theory.