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Richard Rorty

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Richard Rorty

Richard Rorty, a professor of comparative literature and philosophy at Stanford University, is the author of numerous books, including Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature (Princeton); Contingency, Irony and Solidarity (Cambridge); and Philosophy and Social Hope (Penguin).


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