Tuesday, November 22, 2005, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
A conversation with American philosopher Richard Rorty about his career and the current state of philosophy.

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Richard Rorty is Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature at Stanford University. He was born in New York City in 1931 and was educated at the University of Chicago, where he received his B.A. and M.A., and at Yale University, where he received his Ph.D.

He has received honorary degrees from Northwestern University, Floridda International University, Universite de Paris 8 (Vincennes-St. Denis), New School University, and Johannes Pannonius University (Pecs, Hungary). He taught philosophy at Yale, Wellesley College, Princeton University, and the University of Virginia before coming to Stanford in 1998.

Rorty has won fellowships from the ACLS, Guggenheim, MacArthur, and NEH foundations and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Among his many publications are Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature (Princeton, 1979), Consequences of Pragmatism (Minneapolis, 1982), Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity (Cambridge, 1988), Achieving Our Country: Leftist Thought in 20th Century America (Cambridge, 1998), Philosophy and Social Hope (Penguin, 2000) - which have been translated into numerous languages.