Episode from the podcastDamn the Absolute!

Ep. 1 Richard Rorty and Achieving Our Country with Adrian Rutt

Released Wednesday, 7th October 2020
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What has happened to the political left since the 1960s? What distinguishes the reformist left from the cultural left? What does it mean for a leftist to have "national pride"? Are metaphysicians more prone to violence?
In the very first episode of Damn the Absolute!, Jeffrey Howard speaks with Adrian Rutt, a philosophy professor in Cleveland, Ohio. He is president of the Western Reserve Philosophical Society, a local group that engages the larger community in important conversations across philosophy and politics. Adrian is also an editor for Liberal Currents, an online publication defending liberal principles and institutions.
We explore the political thought of the iconoclastic philosopher Richard Rorty. And specifically, we look at his 1998 book, Achieving Our Country: Leftist Thought in Twentieth-Century America.
Produced by Erraticus.

Show Notes:
"Rorty on Religion and Politics" by Jeffrey Stout in The Philosophy of Richard Rorty (2010)
"Post-ontological Philosophy of Mind: Rorty v…" by Bjorn Ramberg in Rorty and His Critics (2000)
Defending Rorty: Pragmatism and Liberal… by William Curtis (2015)
Achieving Our Country: Leftist Thought … by Richard Rorty (1998)
Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity by Richard Rorty (1989)
Lessons for the Left: Achieving Our Country …
by Adrian Rutt (2020)
America Needs a Conservative Labor Movement<… by Oren Cass (2020)
Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature by Richard Rorty (1979)
Richard Rorty: The Making of an America…
by Neil Gross (2008) 
Pragmatic Liberalism and the Critique o… by Gary Gutting (1999)

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