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By Eric M. Gander

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In 1989, with the e-book of Contingency, Irony, and unity, and in articles during the Nineteen Nineties, Richard Rorty constructed a close social and political philosophy that brings jointly center components in liberalism, pragmatism, and postmodern, anti-foundationalist, philosophy. The final Conceptual Revolution presents a critique either one of Rorty's personal provocative political philosophy, in addition to an in-depth examine the problems in regards to the courting among the general public and the non-public; among persuasion and strength; and arguments concerning the position of cause in liberal political discourse commonly.

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Stuart Hampshire (Cambridge: University Press, 1978), 127. 29. Michael J. Sandel, Liberalism and the Limits of Justice (Cambridge: University Press, 1982), 1, emphasis in original. 30. John Stuart Mill, On Liberty, ed. Currin V. Shields (New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1956), 13. Page 12 evant, for no man is an island. Still, on the liberal view, for an entity to be an "individual," it is necessary and sufficient that the entity have the capacity, and be guaranteed the ability, to make moral and ethical choices regarding the ultimate questions of life.

6. This remark appears on the book jacket of Fukuyama's book. See Francis Fukuyama, The End of History and the Last Man (New York: The Free Press, 1992). 7. Richard Rorty, Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity (Cambridge: University Press, 1989), 63, emphasis in original. 8. See Thomas McCarthy, "Private Irony and Public Decency: Richard Rorty's New Pragmatism," Critical Inquiry 16 (winter 1990): 357. Page 4 before he left Princeton, he began writing about the uselessness of asking the kinds of questions analytic philosophers have traditionally asked and the need for his colleagues in philosophy departments to turn their attention toward broader questions.

One could go further with this analogy and say that the capacity to reason is linked with the capacity to use language. I discuss this whole idea of reason more fully in chapter 3.

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