Romantic Polytheism or Vague Theism
Unitl today, I had never heard of Richard Rorty. But, due to rather inclement weather on this Monday, I’ve had some additional time on my hands to read a bit more than I usually do.
When I stopped by Marginal Revolution, I read a post by Tyler Cowen titled “A new religion of mankind?,” which, natuarally, caught my eye, so I read Tyler’s comments and clicked over to the piece on Rorty.
Rorty is attemtping to unite some of the divergent views of various philosophers, something I have a tendency to think about myself, and I found the piece quite interesting, though not without incorrect conclusions.
The piece is titled “How Richard Rorty Found Religion,” and was written by Jason Boffetti.
I’ve always thought of Rorty as something like Ellsworth Toohey from _The Fountainhead_. This sentence made me think that way again:
“He aspired to be ‘an intellectual and spiritual snob and a friend of humanity—A nerdy recluse and a fighter for justice.’”
An Ellsworth Toohey if ever there was one.Posted by Jason Kuznicki on 05/31 at 07:48 PM
“Achieving Our Country—Leftist Thought In Twentieth Century America”—Richard Rorty, 1999. Don’t miss it.Posted by Billy Beck on 05/31 at 11:26 PM