PHILOSOPHY AND PRAXIS mod. II
At the end of the course the student will be expected to acquire the following competencies:
* Understand of the arguments of the neo-pragmtism and of the post-analytical turn within the American contemporary philosophy.
* Capacity to link the arguments of the pragmatism to the questions about truth, relativism, scepticism and knowledge.
*Capacity to link the arguments of the pragmatism to the issues about the social, linguistic, political an cultural practices.
Rorty's neo-pragmatism and the post-analytical turn in the American contemporary philosophy.
The course will deal with the thought of R. Rorty, an interesting contemporary philosopher who has exerted considerable influence in the North American philosophy with important developments in Europe. His idea of pragmatism has had a notable impact both on epistemological problems connected to the problem of truth, on questions of philosophy of language and finally on issues of political and social nature.
R. Rorty, Consequences of Pragmatism.
Objectivity, Relativism and Truth