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Frontiers of Philosophy in China

Front. Philos. China    2008, Vol. 3 Issue (3) : 455-463     https://doi.org/10.1007/s11466-008-0029-3
Postmodernist liberalism: A critique of Richard Rorty’s political philosophy
YAO Dazhi
The Center for Fundamentals of Philosophy, the College of Philosophy and Sociology, Jilin University, Changchun 130012, China
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Abstract Richard Rorty’s philosophy has two basic commitments: one to postmodernism and the other to liberalism. However, these commitments generate tension. As a postmodernist, he sharply criticizes the Enlightenment; as a liberal, he forcefully defends it. His postmodernist liberalism actually explains liberalism using irrationalism.
Issue Date: 05 September 2008
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YAO Dazhi. Postmodernist liberalism: A critique of Richard Rorty’s political philosophy[J]. Front. Philos. China, 2008, 3(3): 455-463.
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http://journal.hep.com.cn/fpc/EN/Y2008/V3/I3/455
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