The Ironist and the Romantic: Reading Richard Rorty and Stanley Cavell

2016.01.08 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Áine Mahon, The Ironist and the Romantic: Reading Richard Rorty and Stanley Cavell, Bloomsbury, 2014, 195pp., $37.95 (pbk), ISBN
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2016.01.08 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Áine Mahon, The Ironist and the Romantic: Reading Richard Rorty and Stanley Cavell, Bloomsbury, 2014, 195pp., $37.95 (pbk), ISBN 9781474265898. Reviewed by Andrew Norris, University of California, Santa Barbara The idea of a book comparing and contrasting Richard Rorty and Stanley Cavell is such a good one that it is a surprise that a book on the topic is not already at hand. Born five years apart and possessed of similarly resplendent academic pedigrees, the two share an enormous amount, particularly when considered in the context of the general practice of the discipline of philosophy in America. Neither could have emerged as we know him in any context but that of the post-war "linguistic turn" to which Rorty devoted an early and important collection;[1] and both pushed through the concern with propositions and sentences to one with texts, Cavell announcing in The Claim of Reason (published the same year. . .

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