So We Need Something Else for Reason to Mean

@article{Kompridis2000SoWN,
  title={So We Need Something Else for Reason to Mean},
  author={N. Kompridis},
  journal={International Journal of Philosophical Studies},
  year={2000},
  volume={8},
  pages={271 - 295}
}
  • N. Kompridis
  • Published 2000
  • Philosophy
  • International Journal of Philosophical Studies
  • In this paper I give considerable attention to Richard Rorty's attempt to make plausible a conception of non-rational semantic and cultural change - change which Rorty insists on describing as identical with progress - in order to show the extent to which this attempt is compromised from the start by an unjustifiably narrow and inconsistent view of reason. The point of this immanent critique is not just to make Rorty's view of non-rational change look bad. It is meant to do more justice to his… CONTINUE READING
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