No God required

Richard Rorty’s reputation as a thinker has fluctuated more rapidly and more wildly than most. His rise, from the anthology The Linguistic Turn (1967) through his early masterwork Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature (1979) to Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity (1989) was meteoric, at least as these things go. He scored MacArthur and Guggenheim fellowships. … Read more