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Rorty, Richard
 
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Richard Rorty
World/Thinking III 21
Language/world/Rorty: the world contains reasons that our beliefs are true, but that is not to be confused with the (false) claim that a non-linguistic state of the world in itself is an example of truth. (> Metaphysics).
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III 21
Vocabularies: the world does not prefer a vocabulary before others. Newton's vocabulary makes it easier for us to describe the world than Aristotle's vocabulary, but it does not prefer it. The human self is created by vocabularies.
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III 21
Wrong questions: What place have values in a world of facts? - What place has the intensionality in a world of causality? - What place has the consciousness in a world of molecules? - Are colors more awareness dependent than weights? - What is the relationship between language and thought?
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IV 40 ff
Correct Question: (Rorty, Davidson) "Is our use of these words in the way of our use of other words?" It is about whether we use our tools well, not whether our beliefs are contradictory.
Perspective/Berkeley: even mass is perspective. - This leads to a dead end, that all words are perspective to the same degree with respect to human interests. - Solution: One can question according to the correctnes of Wittgenstein's picture of the relationship language/world.
Language/world/Wittgenstein: his picture of this relationship has no place for the distinction subjective/objective (important for Nagel) - or "real"/"not real" evaluation(Williams).
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VI 51
Davidson/Dewey: we do not have the ability to distinguish the contribution provided by "the world" for a process of judgment from our own contribution.
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Horwich I 446
Language/world/Rorty: there is no reason why the progression of our language game should have something to do with the rest of the world.

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

Hor I
P. Horwich (Ed.)
Theories of Truth Aldershot 1994


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