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About Richard Rorty

Richard Rorty was professor of comparative literature and philosophy at Stanford University. Among his books are Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity (Cambridge University Press, 1989), Achieving Our Country: leftist thought in twentieth century America (Harvard University Press, 1998), and Philosophy and Social Hope (Penguin, 1999) Richard Rorty died on 8 June 2007.

Articles by Richard Rorty

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

America's dreaming

Can the “American dream” belong also to the world? In the sixth of our Letters to Americans series, the Iranian scholar Ramin Jahanbegloo, who teaches at the Cultural Research Bureau in Tehran, and the philosopher Richard Rorty of Stanford University discuss the future of America’s national story.

(This article was first published on 30 August 2004)

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