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Community and Loyalty in American Philosophy: Royce, Sellars, and Rorty

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2018.07.30 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Steven A. Miller, Community and Loyalty in American Philosophy: Royce, Sellars, and Rorty, Routledge, 2018, 122pp., $140.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781138570238. Reviewed by Cornelis de Waal, Indiana University—Purdue University Indianapolis Steven Miller seeks to connect three American philosophers who the author tells us "appreciated the centrality of community to morality": Josiah Royce, Wilfrid Sellars, and Richard Rorty. In Miller's view, these three figures share enough on this topic to form the beginnings of a tradition, and he subsequently aims "to show the development and inheritance on this topic from Royce to Sellars and from Sellars to Rorty" (3). The interjection of Sellars is needed, at least in part, because Rorty seems to have had only a cursory knowledge of Royce. Miller immediately warns, however, that this is not going to be "an easy and neat story of linear descent." The chapters that follow. . .

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