This distinctive collection by scholars from around the world focuses upon the cultural, educational, and political significance of Richard Rorty's thought. The nine essays which comprise the collection examine a variety of related themes: Rorty's neopragmatism, his view of philosophy, his philosophy of education and culture, Rorty's comparison between Dewey and Foucault, his relation to postmodern theory, and, also his form of political liberalism.
Michael A. Peters is research professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Glasgow. Paulo Ghiraldelli, Jr., is professor of contemporary philosophy at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Chapter 1 Introduction: Rorty's Neopragmatism: Nietzsche, Culture and Education Chapter 2 Rorty and the Instruments of Philosophy Chapter 3 Pragmatism, Metaphysics and Human Potential Chaper 4 Truth and Trust: Rorty's Davidsonian Philosophy of Education Chapter 5 On What We May Hope: Rorty on Dewey and Foucault Chapter 6 Richard Rorty and Postmodern Theory Chapter 7 The Political Liberalism of Richard Rorty Chapter 8 Richard Rorty's Self-Help Liberalism: A Marxist Critique of America's Most Wanted Ironist Chapter 9 Richard Rorty and the End of Philosophy of Education Chapter 10 Achieving America: Postmodernism and Rorty's Critique of the Cultural Left