Richard Rorty is one of the most influential, controversial and widely-read philosophers of the twentieth century. In this GuideBook to Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature Tartaglia analyzes this challenging text and introduces and assesses:
Rorty's life and the background to his philosophy
the key themes and arguments of Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature
the continuing importance of Rorty's work to philosophy.
Rorty and the Mirror of Nature is an ideal starting-point for anyone new to Rorty, and essential reading for students in philosophy, cultural studies, literary theory and social science.
James Tartaglia is Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Keele, UK.