Rorty, literary narrative and political philosophy

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/93320
Title:
Rorty, literary narrative and political philosophy
Authors:
McGuinness, B. (Barbara)
Citation:
McGuinness, B. (1997) 'Rorty, literary narrative and political philosophy', History of the Human Sciences, 10, pp.29-44.
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Journal:
History of the Human Sciences
Issue Date:
1997
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/93320
DOI:
10.1177/095269519701000402
Abstract:
This article seeks to examine Rorty's contention that literary narrative, not political philosophy, is best able to address the problems of the West. It argues that although Rorty's conception of the novel as a valuable and informative medium is credible, he does not establish it as a valid alternative to political philosophy. Moreover Rorty retains the sort of reasoning that is characteristic of political philosophy, despite his assertions to the contrary.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
analytic philosophy; empathy; literature; narrative devices; objectivism; redescription; subjectivity; Rorty
ISSN:
0952-6951
Rights:
Subject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 01/03/2010]
Citation Count:
0 [Scopus, 01/03/2010]

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMcGuinness, B. (Barbara)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-01T16:33:24Z-
dc.date.available2010-03-01T16:33:24Z-
dc.date.issued1997-
dc.identifier.citationHistory of the Human Sciences; 10: 29-44en
dc.identifier.issn0952-6951-
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/095269519701000402-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/93320-
dc.description.abstractThis article seeks to examine Rorty's contention that literary narrative, not political philosophy, is best able to address the problems of the West. It argues that although Rorty's conception of the novel as a valuable and informative medium is credible, he does not establish it as a valid alternative to political philosophy. Moreover Rorty retains the sort of reasoning that is characteristic of political philosophy, despite his assertions to the contrary.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSAGE Publicationsen
dc.rightsSubject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 01/03/2010]en
dc.subjectanalytic philosophyen
dc.subjectempathyen
dc.subjectliteratureen
dc.subjectnarrative devicesen
dc.subjectobjectivismen
dc.subjectredescriptionen
dc.subjectsubjectivityen
dc.subjectRortyen
dc.titleRorty, literary narrative and political philosophyen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalHistory of the Human Sciencesen
ref.citationcount0 [Scopus, 01/03/2010]en
or.citation.harvardMcGuinness, B. (1997) 'Rorty, literary narrative and political philosophy', History of the Human Sciences, 10, pp.29-44.-
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