This is the first book to consider the impact of Rorty's position on religious belief. Trained by some of the most eminent philosophers of the twentieth century, Richard Rorty has come to be one of the strongest critics of the philosophical tradition. In this book, G. Elijah Dann suggests that Rorty helps to enhance and enliven both the philosophy of religion and the chances for moral progress. Dann goes on to discuss Rorty's metaethics and reviews. Dann argues that Rorty's well-known article, "Religion as Conversation-stopper", though valuable, needs adjustment. Contrary to Rorty's view that religious values should remain in the private realm, Dann maintains religious values can play an important role in the public square, albeit through a 'translation' into secular terms. The book concludes by exploring how the history of philosophical interests shaped theological ones and Dann looks at Rorty's more recent thoughts about religion, particularly in his discussion with the Italian philosopher Gianni Vattimo. "Continuum Studies in American Philosophy" presents cutting-edge scholarship in both the history of and contemporary movements in American philosophy.
The wholly original arguments, perspectives and research findings in titles in this series make it an important and stimulating resource for students and academics from across the field.
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Introduction; 1. Contextualizing the Study - Philosophy, Ethics and the Possibilities for Religious Belief; 2. Rorty's Analysis of Traditional Philosophy; 3. Rorty, Religious Belief and Ethics; 4. Rorty and the Transformation of Theology; Works Cited; Bibliography; Index.
Series: Continuum Studies in American Philosophy
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st December 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1