On Richard Rorty, in Cornel West Chapter 5, pp. 194-210
Summary of West on Rorty
Mon. Nov. 11
Rorty, "The Contingency of Language," pp. 194-210 in Goodman
Recommended: Rorty, "Pragmatism, Relativism, and Irrationalism" in Consequences of Pragmatism, pp. 160-175.
Weds. Nov. 13
Putnam, "The Many Faces of Realism," pp. 163-81 in Goodman
Recommended: Putnam, Pragmatism, Ch. 3
Mon. Nov. 18
Rorty, "Feminism and Pragmatism," pp. 125-48 in Goodman
Weds. Nov. 20*
Nancy Fraser, "From Irony to Prophecy to Politics," pp. 153-59 in Goodman
*Short essay assignment: Discuss Fraser's reply to Rorty; are her objections good ones? How might Rorty respond?
Mon. Nov. 25
Cornel West, Chapter 6, "Prophetic Pragmatism", pp. 211-39
Take-Home on Unit V will be due on December 6th; late papers accepted without penalty on December 9th.
Independent Paper also due on December 6th.