Tuesday, June 12, 2007

An obituary of Richard Rorty

Rorty's death was one of those stories that spread in cyberspace for some time before the newspapers took it up.

Now the obituaries have started to appear. The first in Britain appears to be the one in the Daily Telegraph:
One of the reasons for Rorty's popularity, and the esteem in which he was held, was his lucidity as a writer; even in technical works for an academic audience, he was at pains to spell out his analyses clearly, and not to duck their consequences. This alone made him stand out from almost all other writers and philosophers who adopted postmodernism.

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