Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature (Princeton Classics #30) (Paperback)

Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature (Princeton Classics #30) By Richard Rorty, Michael Williams (Introduction by), David Bromwich (Afterword by) Cover Image
By Richard Rorty, Michael Williams (Introduction by), David Bromwich (Afterword by)
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When it first appeared in 1979, Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature hit the philosophical world like a bombshell. In it, Richard Rorty argued that, beginning in the seventeenth century, philosophers developed an unhealthy obsession with the notion of representation: comparing the mind to a mirror that reflects reality. Rorty's book is a powerful critique of this imagery and the tradition of thought that it spawned.

Today, the book remains a must-read and stands as a classic of twentieth-century philosophy. Its influence on the academy, both within philosophy and across a wide array of disciplines, continues unabated. This edition includes new essays by philosopher Michael Williams and literary scholar David Bromwich, as well as Rorty's previously unpublished essay "The Philosopher as Expert."

About the Author


Richard Rorty (1931-2007) was a prolific philosopher and public intellectual who, over the course of his career, taught at Princeton, the University of Virginia, and, until his death, Stanford University.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780691178158
ISBN-10: 0691178151
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication Date: October 31st, 2017
Pages: 480
Language: English
Series: Princeton Classics