Richard Rortys Politics: Liberalism at the End of the American Century Markar Melkonian

ISBN: 9781573927246

Published: December 1st 1999

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226 pages


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Richard Rortys Politics: Liberalism at the End of the American Century  by  Markar Melkonian

Richard Rortys Politics: Liberalism at the End of the American Century by Markar Melkonian
December 1st 1999 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 226 pages | ISBN: 9781573927246 | 4.54 Mb

Much of what Richard Rorty has to say about the triumph of American liberalism is largely accepted and unquestioned by a wide variety of scholars. Yet there are inconsistencies in Rortys work, and his defense of liberalism does not depend onMoreMuch of what Richard Rorty has to say about the triumph of American liberalism is largely accepted and unquestioned by a wide variety of scholars. Yet there are inconsistencies in Rortys work, and his defense of liberalism does not depend on familiar Enlightenment assumptions about reason, human nature, historical progress, and the like.

So argues Markar Melkonian, who critically examines Rortys brand of liberalism stripped of its Enlighenment rationales.Melkonian initially compares Rortys social and political views with his alleged progenitor, John Dewey, showing that there are significant differences between the two, notably their respective conceptions of freedom and democracy and their accounts of how to harmonize personal freedom with public responsibility. Then Melkonian makes the case that the existing liberal democracies Rorty wants to defend bear little resemblance to Rortys own liberal utopia, in which the quest for autonomy is impeded as little as possible by social institutions.Melkonian asserts that at the end of the American century, Rortys private role as ironist and his public role as apologist for existing liberal democracies are not so much incommensurable in principle as they are incompatible in fact./



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