This distinctive collection by scholars from around the world focuses upon the cultural, educational, and political significance of Richard Rorty's thought. The nine essays which comprise the collection examine a variety of related themes: Rorty's neopragmatism, his view of philosophy, his philosophy of education and culture, Rorty's comparison between Dewey and Foucault, his relation to postmodern theory, and, also his form of political liberalism.
In this study the authors follow with extreme clarity what could be understood as the political ideology and the philosophy of language of Richard Rorty, from the perspective of the understanding assumed by this North American philosopher as to public democratic practices. His philosophy is es..
There are two critical positions as to the rational certainty of knowledge. Habermas proposes a pragmatic position that contextualizes the sense of truth and its significant order, that is, truth is validated through a significant produced socially incommunicative interaction. Rorty considers an a..
Resumo: O texto trata da evolução da ideia de "bom professor" no contexto da modernidade e da época contemporânea. Considera, então, três fases histórico-filosóficas: o professor segundo o discurso pedagógico humanista; o professor segundo o discurso pedagógico da era "sociedade do trabalho" e o professor segundo o discurso pedagógico "tecnicista". Palavras-chave: professor; filosofia; história; infância; pedagogia. Abstract: This paper deals with the idea of "good teacher" in the context of modernity and contemporary age. Three historico-philosophical phases are taken here under (...) consideration: the teacher in the pedagogical discourse of humanism; the teacher in the pedagogical discourse of the "laboring society" and, finally, the teacher accordingly to the pedagogical discourse of "technicism". (shrink)
The author makes a brief analysis of Richard Rortys non-pragmatic theory of truth. Beyond the true-false dualism, Rorty considers truth and non-truth as a problem to be resolved in the linguistic context of social and political actions. Truth then is contingent and metamorphic; it must always..
This paper analyses the relations between Pragmatism and Brazilian culture, nowadays defined as a plural culture. It shows that the introduction of Pragmatism into Brazilian educational movements in the past actually made such culture much more receptive to pragmatist ideas. After discussing the concepts of truth and minimalism on Richard Rorty’s Philosophical Papers, the authors conclude that Brazilian education today is receptive to the conception in which new narratives can be used as a powerful instrument to change the world.
This book presents fourteen new essays by international scholars about the intersections between pragmatism, education, and philosophy with children. Pragmatism from its beginnings has sought a revolution in learning, and is itself a special kind of philosophy of education. What can the applications of pragmatism to pedagogy around the world teach us today?