Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Rorty links

More stuff on Rorty continues to pour in.

Here are a few from the Continental Philosophy blog, including (generally positive) remarks from Habermas and (generally dismissive) remarks from Roger Scruton.

Here is more comment from Crooked Timber, with a few links of its own.

Here's a good summary of Rorty's path (and a comment on his most famous book).

Some more personal blog reflections here and here.

Here's a 1995 interview.

Here's a brief respectful note on Rorty's passing (with a link to something with a bit more bite to it).


N. N. said...

I agree with Scruton.

The following article in the LA Times has an amusing anecdote involving Rorty and Gadamer.,0,3550603.story?coll=la-opinion-rightrail

Duck said...

Yes, I forgot that one. Here it is on the man's blog: link

As for Scruton, I sort of agree with him myself (in that some of what he says is true). However, the difference between me and Scruton is that I understand what Rorty is after and I don't think he succeeds, while Scruton doesn't have a clue.

Russell Arben Fox said...

Thanks for collecting these links, Dave; very good stuff. I've put up some thoughts of my own about Rorty, kind of following upon the Linker-Yglesias-Holbo discussion, here. Let me know what you think, if you have the time.

Duck said...


N. N. said...

Another link: