Download PDF by William Curtis: Defending Rorty: Pragmatism and Liberal Virtue

By William Curtis

ISBN-10: 110710985X

ISBN-13: 9781107109858

Liberal democracy wishes a clear-eyed, powerful protection to house the more and more complicated demanding situations it faces within the twenty-first century. regrettably a lot of up to date liberal concept has rejected this exercise for worry of showing culturally hegemonic. in its place, liberal theorists have sought to intestine liberalism of its moral substance which will render it extra tolerant of non-liberal methods of existence. This theoretical attempt is inaccurate, in spite of the fact that, simply because profitable liberal democracy is an ethically hard political regime that calls for its citizenry to reveal definite virtues and conduct of brain. opposed to the grain of latest idea, thinker Richard Rorty blends American pragmatism and romanticism to supply a entire imaginative and prescient of liberal modernity that includes a virtue-based perception of liberal democracy. In doing so, Rorty defends his pragmatic liberalism opposed to a bunch of awesome interlocutors, together with Charles Taylor, Nancy Fraser, Hilary Putnam, Richard J. Bernstein, and Jean Bethke Elshtain.

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