Evolving Thoughts

Rorty has died

The Leiter Report has a brief obit. Richard Rorty was a significant thinker, although I must say that what I learned from his work Philosophy and the MIrror of Nature, I had to unlearn later on. But that is the way of philosophical discussions.

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I just heard from those who knew him that he died after a 15 month battle with pancreatic cancer. Until shortly before his death, he was quite active.

Comments

  1. #1 Tyler DiPietro
    June 9, 2007

    I’m not exactly a fan of Rorty, but I’ll still pay him respect. He was indeed a significant thinker, even if a lot of his though was horribly muddled and confused (IMO, at least).