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    What is the Origin of Obligation?
    Human Affairs 13 (1): 34-43. 2003.
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    This chapter examines Richard Rorty's conception of what it means to be a public intellectual in the modern world and how this conception is related to his pragmatist approach to philosophy. It also discusses the influence that this conception and approach had on Central Europe. In doing so, it outlines for the first time, and in some detail, the close contact that Rorty had, through his books, and more personally through conferences, lectures, and seminars, with philosophers in countries such a…Read more
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    Phenomenology (Heidegger, Gadamer, Sartre)
    In Martin Müller (ed.), Handbuch Richard Rorty, Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden. pp. 491-507. 2023.
    Rorty did not prefer any special philosophical method, neither analytic nor phenomenological, but he was a spontaneous phenomenologist. He learnt a lot first of all from Heidegger but also from Gadamer and Sartre. This chapter shows the main philosophical debates between Rorty and the abovementioned important figures of phenomenology and hermeneutics. Enumerating their main controversies, we emphasize also those ideas which were appropriated, usually in a modified form, by Rorty. At the end of t…Read more
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    Pragmatists on the Everyday Aesthetic Experience
    Espes. The Slovak Journal of Aesthetics 9 (2): 66-74. 2020.
    Although the first ‘pragmatist aesthetics’ was devised by John Dewey in his Art as Experience, Richard Shusterman has been the only scholar to use the notion of “pragmatist aesthetics” in his Pragmatist Aesthetics. In this paper, I show that Dewey already refuses the gap between the practices of the ‘artworld’ and that of everyday life. In Art as Experience, he criticizes the ‘museum conception’ of art to argue that some aesthetic experiences in our daily life have the same essential structure a…Read more
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    Are All Interpretations Possible?
    The Paideia Archive: Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy 31 22-27. 1998.
    Two fundamental criticisms made by traditional hermeneutics against philosophical hermeneutics are that the latter deny the possibility of objectively true interpretation, as well as assert that all interpretations are possible on the basis that they cannot be measured. In my paper, I argue that the first criticism is well-founded, while the second is not. I contend that interpretations can be decided according to two relational criteria: which interpretation has a more comprehensive horizon; an…Read more
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    TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction: Pragmatists in Venice Alexander Kremer... 5 I. Philosophy and human evolution Persons as Natural Artifacts Joseph Margolis... 8 II. Cultural politics and democracy Is Marx a Pragmatist? Tom Rockmore... 24 The waxing and waning of democracy as a way of life : Some of the economic underpinnings Jane Skinner... 33 Redefining the Meaning of 'Morality': A Chapter in the Cultural Politics of Capitalism Kenneth W. Stikkers... 42 Imperial Irony: Rorty, Richard Henry Pratt…Read more
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    TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction: Pragmatist Perspectives on Science and Technology and Contemporary Dewey Studies Philipp Dorstewitz & Alexander Kremer... 5 I. Pragmatist Perspectives on Science and Technology Useful for What? Dewey's Call to Humanize Techno-Industrial Civilization Steven Fesmire... 11 Will Brain Science Understand and Modify Morality? A Neuropragmatic and Neuro-Ecological Approach to Neuroethics John R. Shook & James Giordano... 20 Undermining Dopamine Democracy through Educatio…Read more
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    Richard Shusterman in Budhapest - An inverview
    Pragmatism Today 5 (2). 2014.
    Between June 2-5th, 2014 prof. Richard Shusterman was in Budapest as the keynote speaker of the conference, ,,Aesthetic Experience and Somaesthetics" (http://www.mfthps.hu/hirek.html) organized by the Hungarian Philosophical Association, where scholars from 14 countries gave interesting lectures pertaining to the topic. Beside the conference, a new book was published in Hungarian titled Somaesthtics and the Art of Living (JatePress, 2014) mostly from his latest texts. In the interv…Read more
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    Richard Rorty's Ethics
    Filozofia 67 (6): 442-449. 2012.
    Rirchard Rorty has criticized the rigiditiy of the classical ethics of Kant, and he claims that we do not have absolute and universal moral norms.
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    This book is the fourth volume of selected papers from the Central European Pragmatist Forum (CEPF). It deals with the general question of self and society, and the papers are organized into sections on Self and History, Self and Society, Self and Politics, Self and Neopragmatism, and an Interview with Richard Rorty. The authors are among the leading specialists in American philosophy from universities across the US and in Central and Eastern Europe.
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    Rorty and Normativity
    Human Affairs 17 (1): 71-77. 2007.
    Rorty claims that humans do not have absolute moral norms in metaphysical sense. There are important values and principles for him, but from his idea of contingency followes that he prefers the actual redescription and evaluation of every particular situation.
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    Etika richarda rortyho
    Filozofia 67 (6): 442-449. 2012.
    Rirchard Rorty has criticized the riiditiy of the classical ethics of Kant, and he claims that we do not have absolute moral norms in metaphysical sense.
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    Gadamer and Rorty on the History of Philosophy
    Philosophy Today 57 (2): 129-141. 2013.
    History of philosophy is embedded into the theory of history. Two different philosophies, but we still have similar basic connections between different parts of each philosophy and a closer similarity of these two relativist thinkers. Gadamer, as a disciple of Heidegger, worked out the philosophical hermeneutics (Truth and Method, 1960) established by Heidegger in the early 20s. He embedded his approach of the history of philosophy in his hermeneutics, particularly in his description of history …Read more
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    Rorty on Science and Politics
    Human Affairs 19 (1): 68-77. 2009.
    Rorty claimed that politics is more important than science and philosphy, even his own philosophy. From pragmatist point of view science is also problemsolving and belongs to practice in broader sense.
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    Introduction: Pragmatists in Venice
    Pragmatism Today 7 (2): 5-6. 2016.