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Defending Rorty : pragmatism and liberal virtue, William M. Curtis

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Defending Rorty : pragmatism and liberal virtue
Title
Defending Rorty
Title remainder
pragmatism and liberal virtue
Statement of responsibility
William M. Curtis
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Language
eng
Summary
"Liberal democracy needs a clear-eyed, robust defense to deal with the increasingly complex challenges it faces in the twentyfirst century. Unfortunately much of contemporary liberal theory has rejected this endeavour for fear of appearing culturally hegemonic. Instead, liberal theorists have sought to gut liberalism of its ethical substance in order to render it more tolerant of non-liberal ways of life. This theoretical effort is misguided, however, because successful liberal democracy is an ethically-demanding political regime that requires its citizenry to display certain virtues and habits of mind. Against the grain of contemporary theory, philosopher Richard Rorty blends American pragmatism and romanticism to produce a comprehensive vision of liberal modernity that features a virtue-based conception of liberal democracy. In doing so, Rorty defends his pragmatic liberalism against a host of notable interlocutors, including Charles Taylor, Nancy Fraser, Hilary Putnam, Richard J. Bernstein, and Jean Bethke Elshtain."--
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1970-
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Curtis, William M.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Rorty, Richard
  • Virtue
  • Pragmatism
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Defending Rorty : pragmatism and liberal virtue, William M. Curtis
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-276) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: defending California: Richard Rorty's virtue liberalism -- 1. Rorty's pragmatism: the critique of philosophy as authoritarian -- 2. Rorty's pragmatic virtue liberalism -- 3. Critics: from left to right -- 4. Rorty vs Taylor: ontology, pluralism, and authoritarianism -- 5. Rorty, religion, and pragmatic liberalism -- 6. Rorty's liberal utopia and Huxley's pragmatist 'Island' -- 7. Conclusion
Control code
FIEb17749773
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 286 pages
Isbn
9781107109858
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)904194574
Label
Defending Rorty : pragmatism and liberal virtue, William M. Curtis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-276) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: defending California: Richard Rorty's virtue liberalism -- 1. Rorty's pragmatism: the critique of philosophy as authoritarian -- 2. Rorty's pragmatic virtue liberalism -- 3. Critics: from left to right -- 4. Rorty vs Taylor: ontology, pluralism, and authoritarianism -- 5. Rorty, religion, and pragmatic liberalism -- 6. Rorty's liberal utopia and Huxley's pragmatist 'Island' -- 7. Conclusion
Control code
FIEb17749773
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 286 pages
Isbn
9781107109858
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)904194574

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