Richard Rorty in Retrospect  

Richard Rorty, who died in 2007, was one of the leading American philosophers of the twentieth century. Rorty hailed from a family of leftists. His parents, James Rorty and Winifred Raushenbush, were disillusioned communists with avowed Trotskyist sympathies. His maternal …



Defending the Enlightenment  

Moral Clarity: A Guide for Grown-Up Idealists by Susan Neiman Harcourt, 2008 480 pp $27 Nobility of Spirit: A Forgotten Ideal by Rob Riemen Yale University Press, 2008 116 pp $22 IN 2001 Susan Neiman published Evil in Modern Thought: …





Situated Left  

The Situationist City by Simon Sadler MIT Press, 1999 233 pp $18.95 paper Guy Debord by Anselm Jappe; translated by Donald Nicholson-Smith; foreword by T. J. Clark University of California Press, 1999 188 pp $17.95 paper On November 30, 1994, …



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