Richard Rorty and the analytic tradition: radical break or partial continuity?

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Tadeusz Szubka

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It is quite widely assumed that at the beginning of his career Richard Rorty was an orthodox analytic philosopher, working in its then current mainstream, and especially fascinated by the linguistic turn taken by this tradition. Subsequently he supposedly radically and dramatically changed his views, turning himself from a staunch analytic philosophers into a vigorous critic of the analytic tradition and ultimately paradigmatically postmodern and continental thinker. It is argued in the paper that this common picture exaggerates changes in Rorty’s philosophical views. He certainly has never become fully postmodern and continental philosopher, whatever it means. And what seems more important, he always had a lot of reservations about analytic philosophy and had less hopes of it than one or two passages from his early writings suggest.

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Szubka, Tadeusz. 2010. “Richard Rorty and the Analytic Tradition: Radical Break or Partial Continuity?”. Diametros, no. 25 (September):146-58. https://doi.org/10.13153/diam.25.2010.410.
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