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Rorty, Richard
 
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Richard Rorty
Metaphors III 41
Rorty thesis: consider the history of language and thus of the arts, sciences and the history of morality as a metaphor is to abolish the image in which consciousness or language are always better suited for purposes that God or nature have imposed. Consciousness has just happened in evolution, it is not something that the whole process aimed at. ff
III 44
Metaphor/Davidson/Rorty: to have a meaning means to have a place in a language play - metaphors do not have one by definition! Metaphors interrupt a conversation - they do not transmit any message. Metaphors cannot be paraphrased -
IV 68
Metaphors/Davidson: have no meaning. In other words, prior to their creation they have no place in the language play. However, afterwards they have an important task.
IV 68
Metaphor/Rorty: the metaphor is an essential tool in the process of re-weaving our beliefs and desires. Without them there would be no such thing as scientific revolutions or a cultural change, but only a change in the truth values ​​of statements, which are formulated in a non-changing vocabulary.

Ro I
R. Rorty
Der Spiegel der Natur Frankfurt 1997

Ro II
R. Rorty
Philosophie & die Zukunft Frankfurt 2000

Ro III
R. Rorty
Kontingenz, Ironie und Solidarität Frankfurt 1992

Ro IV
R. Rorty
Eine Kultur ohne Zentrum Stuttgart 1993

Ro V
R. Rorty
Solidarität oder Objektivität? Stuttgart 1998

Ro VI
R. Rorty
Wahrheit und Fortschritt Frankfurt 2000


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