Objectivity, Relativism, and Truth: Philosophical Papers (Paperback)

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Objectivity, Relativism, and Truth: Philosophical Papers (Paperback)

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In this volume Rorty offers a Deweyan account of objectivity as intersubjectivity, one that drops claims about universal validity and instead focuses on utility for the purposes of a community. The sense in which the natural sciences are exemplary for inquiry is explicated in terms of the moral virtues of scientific communities rather than in terms of a special scientific method. The volume concludes with reflections on the relation of social democratic politics to philosophy.
Product Details ISBN: 9780521358774
ISBN-10: 0521358779
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: November 30th, 1990
Pages: 238
Language: English
Series: Philosophical Papers (Cambridge)