10 June 2007

Richard Rorty (1931-2007)

Richard Rorty - Oxford (7 May 2003)
© Steve Pyke

Richard Rorty died of cancer on Friday (8 June) in Stanford, CA.; trained as a philosopher, Rorty was an outspoken "public intellectual" and extremely influential in the resurgence of pragmatism in both intellecctual and political discourse. I will link to obituaries as they appear. And I will post something on Rorty in the near future.
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P.S.: (Added 11 June) - Obits and recollections here from The New York Times, The Philosopher's Magazine [2] , The Nation, Chronicle of Higher Education, The Progressive, Huffington Post, The Guardian, The New Republic, Sign&Sight ... more to follow.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the news, I was unaware he'd passed.

10 June, 2007 16:11  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A short film about Rorty.

14 June, 2007 20:54  

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