Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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III 102
Philosophy/Hegel/Rorty: Philosophy paints grey in grey: i.e. Story is old. - Rorty: Newton did not know that his purpose was the advanced technology. - Operating theory: Problem: the purpose of the language is not fixed yet - unlike tools.
VI 355
History of Philosophy/interpretation/reconstruction/past/Meaning Change/Conceptual Change/Rorty: dilemma: either - a) We impose on the dead in anachronistic fashion enough problems and vocabulary of our time - b) We let them appear less foolish by putting them in their own historical context. - Rorty Thesis: We can do both, if we separate it consciously.
VI 376f
Rorty: Philosophy is not a natural kind - that means, it does not always give the same answers to the same questions - we should not present us as if we respond to the same stimuli as our ancestors - we have created new stimuli - therefore we also ask better questions. - N.B.: philosophy still has nothing to do with "meta-questions".

Rorty Philosophy and the future (III) passim
Philosophy/Hegel/Dewey/Rorty: no approach to fixed things but self-creation. The future is more productive than the past.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.

Ro I
R. Rorty
Der Spiegel der Natur Frankfurt 1997

R. Rorty
Philosophie & die Zukunft Frankfurt 2000

R. Rorty
Kontingenz, Ironie und Solidarität Frankfurt 1992

R. Rorty
Eine Kultur ohne Zentrum Stuttgart 1993

Ro V
R. Rorty
Solidarität oder Objektivität? Stuttgart 1998

R. Rorty
Wahrheit und Fortschritt Frankfurt 2000

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