Richard Rorty: Politics and Vision

Human Science

Christopher J. Voparil

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 186 pages

File size: 1.2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

This book offers a fresh perspective on Richard Rorty by situating his work in the arena of political theory. Reinterpreting Rorty’s much-maligned antirepresentationalism as a Romantic affirmation of the power of imaginative writing, Voparil firmly grounds Rorty in an American tradition that includes not only James and Dewey, but Emerson, Whitman, and James Baldwin, and initiates an overdue reassessment of this important thinker’s value to the political discourse of the 21st century.