Richard Rorty in Explaining Postmodernism

Richard Rorty on the consequences of having to abandon the objectivity and universality of reason:

The best we can do is seek “inter-subjective agreement” among the “members of our own tribe.”

Though feeling loyal to his American left-liberal roots, Rorty goes on to hope that we will be nice to the other tribes while doing so.

Source: p. 91 of my Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism from Rousseau to Foucault.

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One thought on “Richard Rorty in Explaining Postmodernism

  • January 13, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    I’m but one of many to point out that this is a provocative grand narrative.

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