Mind, Language, and Metaphilosophy: Early Philosophical Papers

2015.11.14 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Richard Rorty, Mind, Language, and Metaphilosophy: Early Philosophical Papers, Stephen Leach and James Tartaglia (eds.),
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2015.11.14 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Richard Rorty, Mind, Language, and Metaphilosophy: Early Philosophical Papers, Stephen Leach and James Tartaglia (eds.), Cambridge University Press, 2014, $29.99 (pbk), ISBN 9781107612297. Reviewed by Paul Churchland, University of California, San Diego This glowing collection includes Rorty's earliest publications -- from 1961 through 1972 -- and his earliest attempts to deal with the broad landscape of problems that engulfed our discipline in the second half of the 20th Century: most centrally (for Rorty), analytical reductionism, the mind/body problem, the distinguishing or defining feature of the mental, and the proper methodology for philosophy itself. The arc of Rorty's adventures here mirrors the arc of our professional concerns generally in that period, not least because Rorty was an influential contributor to those discussions, but also because he addressed in depth the work of his most prominent. . .

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