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Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity by Richard M. Rorty
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May 13, 11

As is often the case with my (thouroughly dilettante) ventures into reading philosophy, I couldn't really sum up what this book is about to you if you asked me right now, but bits and pieces of it often roll around in my head. I remember agreeing strongly with Rorty's skepticism about a universal morality, and with his conviction that hurting others is the worst anyone can do; I don't remember being too convinced by how he tried to reconcile the two. I also remember the passages on how intellectuals tend to inflict suffering not through action but through callousness being a bit of an eye opener.

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