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An Ethics for Today: Finding Common Ground Between Philosophy and Religion Richard M. Rorty Gianni Vattimo Jeffrey W. Robbins G. Elijah Dann An Ethics for Today Finding Common Ground Between Philosophy and Religion Richard Rorty is famous maybe even infamous for his philosophical nonchalance His groundbreaking work not only rejects all theories of truth but also dismisses modern epistemology and its preoccupat

  • Title: An Ethics for Today: Finding Common Ground Between Philosophy and Religion
  • Author: Richard M. Rorty Gianni Vattimo Jeffrey W. Robbins G. Elijah Dann
  • ISBN: 9780231150569
  • Page: 157
  • Format: Hardcover
  • An Ethics for Today: Finding Common Ground Between Philosophy and Religion Richard M. Rorty Gianni Vattimo Jeffrey W. Robbins G. Elijah Dann Richard Rorty is famous, maybe even infamous, for his philosophical nonchalance His groundbreaking work not only rejects all theories of truth but also dismisses modern epistemology and its preoccupation with knowledge and representation At the same time, the celebrated pragmatist believed there could be no universally valid answers to moral questions, which led him to aRichard Rorty is famous, maybe even infamous, for his philosophical nonchalance His groundbreaking work not only rejects all theories of truth but also dismisses modern epistemology and its preoccupation with knowledge and representation At the same time, the celebrated pragmatist believed there could be no universally valid answers to moral questions, which led him to a complex view of religion rarely expressed in his writings.In this posthumous publication, Rorty, a strict secularist, finds in the pragmatic thought of John Dewey, John Stuart Mill, William James, and George Santayana, among others, a political imagination shared by religious traditions His intent is not to promote belief over nonbelief or to blur the distinction between religious and public domains Rorty seeks only to locate patterns of similarity and difference so an ethics of decency and a politics of solidarity can rise He particularly responds to Pope Benedict XVI and his campaign against the relativist vision Whether holding theologians, metaphysicians, or political ideologues to account, Rorty remains steadfast in his opposition to absolute uniformity and its exploitation of political strength.
    An Ethics for Today: Finding Common Ground Between Philosophy and Religion Richard M. Rorty Gianni Vattimo Jeffrey W. Robbins G. Elijah Dann

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    1. This very short book consists of a Foreword by Jeffrey Robbins, an Introduction by Gianni Vattimo, a short lecture by Richard Rorty delivered in September 2005, a transcript of some questions put to Rorty after the lecture and a conclusion by Elijah Dann Robbin s Foreword is appropriate and informative Vattimo s Introduction is fatuous, but fairly standard Rorty s lecture displays his nimble intelligence and personal charm entertainingly And Dann s Conclusion is incoherent.I don t understand why [...]

    2. The depth of Rorty s cultural relativism seems unsustainable philosophically, even though it might be useful in the short term to discourage fundamentalism and redemptive politics that lead to various kinds of social oppression However, the role of reason in philosophy and social discourse can t be dismissed with the declaration that sentiment and sympathy is adequate to build a politics.

    3. A brief and simplistic but effective defense of post philosophical religiosity By encouraging greater secularism alongside greater respect for private religious commitments, Rorty and Co find the narrow path that avoids the faults of both religious and atheistic fundamentalists.

    4. Overall a very interesting book The assumptions from G ELIJAH DANN about atheism and their knowledge of faith is a keying response Quick reading and enjoyable

    5. A wonderful survey of post modern perspectives on the importance and function of religion in public conversations It certainly motivated me me to read some of the work by Gianni Vattimo.

    6. Found it much heavier than it looks but the topic has always fascinated me It would have been a real pleasure see this man in person when he was talking The energy is just oustanding.

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