Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature

@article{Smith1981PhilosophyAT,
  title={Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature},
  author={David Woodruff Smith},
  journal={Philosophical Topics},
  year={1981},
  volume={12},
  pages={288-294}
}
Richard Rorty's Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature brings to light the deep sense of crisis within the profession of academic philosophy which is similar to the paralyzing pluralism in contemporary theology and the inveterate indeterminacy of literary criticism. Richard Rorty's provocative and profound meditations impel philosophers to examine the problematic status of their discipline— only to discover that modern European philosophy has come to an end. Rorty strikes a deathblow to modern… Expand
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