Princeton University 1965–1982

in Richard Rorty

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print May 2008 | ISBN: 9780226309903
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226309910 | DOI:
Princeton University 1965–1982

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The first few years after Richard Rorty received tenure at Princeton University in 1965 were relatively productive ones. He published little in 1966—only a two-page encyclopedia entry on Aristotle and a review of John Boler's book Charles Peirce and Scholastic Realism—but the following year saw the publication of The Linguistic Turn, along with Rorty's entries in Paul Edwards's The Encyclopedia of Philosophy. By 1970, when he was promoted to full professor, several more important articles of his had appeared in print, each analytic in style and choice of subject matter. “Strawson's Objectivity Argument,” for example, published in the Review of Metaphysics in 1970, examined critically the analytic philosopher P. F. Strawson's attempt, in his 1966 book The Bounds of Sense, to improve upon Immanuel Kant's effort to show that “the possibility of experience somehow involves the possibility of experience of objects.”

Keywords: Richard Rorty; Aristotle; John Boler; Paul Edwards; The Encyclopedia of Philosophy; P. F. Strawson; The Bounds of Sense; Immanuel Kant; tenure; Princeton University

Chapter.  19121 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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