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Rorty on Knowledge and Reality

Davis, Michael James


The thesis identifies two strands in Rorty’s philosophy. One is an orientation towards practice in opposition to the traditional philosophical emphasis on theoretical knowledge. The other is Rorty’s anti-representationalist conception of knowledge. Rorty argues that these strands are mutually supporting, while the author argues they are incompatible. The nominal aim of Rorty’s anti-representationalism is to overcome many traditional dualisms of theoretical philosophy, such as subject and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/EHVJ-KF41


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