BACK TO PRINCETON: REREADING RORTY

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Transliteration of original Title: 
Rorti v Prinstone: povtorenie proydennogo
Author(s): 
Igor Dzhokhadze
Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences
Issue number: 
No. 1 (Vol. 47)
Pages: 
226-231
Abstract: 

Book Review: Rorty R. Mind, Language and Metaphilosophy: Early Philosophical Papers / Ed. by S. Leach, J.Tartaglia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014. 318 pp.)

The fifth volume of Richard Rorty's "Philosophical papers", published by Cambridge University Press, consists of the works which American philosopher wroteat the very dawn of his career in 1960s and early 70s. In these essays Rorty addresses issues of transcendental argumentation, the internalism/externalism controversy, mind-body dualism and psychophysical monism, semantic truth, reference and justification. Supplemented by Daniel Dennett's Foreword, the book gives an excellent idea of Rorty's "analytical" writings and his evolution from eliminative materialism to pragmatism

Keywords: 
the mind-body problem, eliminative materialism,pragmatism, analytical metaphysics, Rorty, Peirce, Wittgenstein
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