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An Ethics for Today by Richard M. Rorty
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Mar 13, 2011

it was amazing
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The depth of Rorty's cultural relativism seems unsustainable philosophically, even though it might be useful in the short term to discourage fundamentalism and redemptive politics that lead to various kinds of social oppression. However, the role of reason in philosophy and social discourse can't be dismissed with the declaration that sentiment and sympathy is adequate to build a politics.
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Mark Derderian A thoughtful reconsideration of religion by a philosopher who chose for most of his life to ignore religion.

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