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Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity Paperback – 25 May 1989

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  • Paperback: 218 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; First Edition edition (25 May 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521367816
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521367813
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.8 x 22.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 173,190 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"...bristles with big and unsettling ideas...No brief summary of this book can begin to convey its freshness, scope, and immense erudition...Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity will induce intellectual tingles in the philosopher and layman alike. It is going to be read for a long time." The Philadelphia Inquirer

"This is Rorty at his most stimulating, and he emerges as a major political theorist." Library Journal

"Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity is not only readable, informative and ceaselessly interesting; it is a bold and topical manifest about the entire philosophical and political prospect of our 'post-modern' times. Jonathan Re'e Radical Philosophy

"...consistently provocative, and every page excites philosophic thought." Philosophy and Literature

"An exciting book. For millennia philosophers have been debating whether the universe is out there to be discovered or is rather in effect invented by thinkers who can never get beyond their own categories. Rorty is our most prominent perspectivist today....Rorty writes with erudition and style. His views are always stimulating, though they will inevitably tend to infuriate readers who are not ready for a 'postmetaphysical' world." H. L. Shapiro, Choice

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To understand what liberalism and human solidarity mean in terms of the human contingency and condition, Rorty examines literature, philosophy, social theory and literary criticism. This 1989 book confirms Rorty's status as a uniquely subtle theorist, whose writing will prove absorbing to academic and nonacademic readers alike.

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