Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Richard Rorty Against Epistemology (Part One, Partially Examined Life Podcast)

Episode 155: Richard Rorty Against Epistemology (Part One)
// The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast

On Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature (1979), Part II: "Mirroring." Is a "theory of knowledge" possible? Rorty thinks that any such account will be a fruitless search for foundations. Knowledge is really just a matter of social agreement, and beliefs must be justified from other beliefs, not from any alleged relationship to reality.