Richard Rorty




Book Reviews by RR

Reviews of RR's books








Born New York City, October 4, 1931


B.A., University of Chicago, 1949
M.A., University of Chicago, 1952
Ph.D, Yale University, 1956


D.H.L., Northwestern University, 1992
D.H.L., Florida International University, 1994
Doctor honoris causa, Universite de Paris 8 (Vincennes-St. Denis), 1997 c D.H.L., New School University, 1999
Doctor honoris causa, Johannes Pannonius University (Pecs, Hungary), 2000
Doctor honoris causa, Babes-Bolyai University (Cluj, Romania), 2001
Doctor honoris causa, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium), 2001
D.H.L., Hofstra University, 2002


Instructor, Yale University, 1956-7
Army of the United States, 1957-8
Instructor and Assistant Professor, Wellesley College, 1958-61
Assistant, Associate and Full Professor of Philosophy, Princeton
University, 1961-82 (Stuart Professor of Philosophy, 1981-2)
University Professor of the Humanities, University of Virginia, 1982-1998 (became Professor Emeritus 1998)
Professor of Comparative Literature, Stanford University (1998-2005; now Professor Emeritus)


Visiting Faculty Appointments:
UC-Santa Barbara
University ofPittsburgh
Catholic University of America
Frankfurt University
Heidelberg University
University of Torino
University of Girona
University of Amsterdam


Visiting Fellowships:
Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University (1982, 1999)
Center for Advanced Study in the BehavioralSciences (1982-3)
Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (1986-7)
Stanford Humanities Center (1996-7)


Grants and Fellowships:
ACLS (1968-9)
Guggenheim (1973-4)
MacArthur (1981-6)
NEH (l990-91)


American Philosophical Association (President of Eastern Division, 1979)
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
American Philosophical Society


Howison (Berkeley, 1983)
Northcliffe (University College, London, l986)
Clark (Trinity College, Cambridge, l987)
Romanell (Phi Beta Kappa, 1989)
Tanner (Michigan, 1990)
Oxford Amnesty Lecture, 1993
Massey (Harvard, 1997)
Donellan (Trinity College, Dublin, 1998)
Smythies (Balliol College, Oxford, 2003)





(ed.) The Linguistic Turn.
(Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1967)
(second enlarged, edition, l992)


(co-ed. with Edward Lee and Alexander Mourelatos):
Exegesis and Argument: Essays in Greek Philosophy presented to Gregory Vlastos
(Amsterdam: VanGorcum, 1973)


Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature
(Princeton: Princeton UP, 1979)
[trans: *Chinese*, *German*, *Italian*, *Spanish*, *Portuguese*, *French*, *Serbo-Croat*, *Japanese*, *Polish*, *Russian*, *Korean, Slovak*, *Bulgarian*, *Greek*, *Turkish*, Hebrew, Arabic]


Consequences of Pragmatism
(Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1982)
[trans: *Italian*, *Japanese*, *Serbo-Croat*, *French*, *Spanish*, *Korean*]


(co-ed. with J. B. Schneewind and Quentin Skinner):
Philosophy in History
(Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1985)
[partial trans.: *Spanish*]


Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity
(Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1988)
[trans. *German*, *Italian*, *Spanish*, *Dutch*, *Danish*, *French*, *Portuguese*, *Hungarian*,* Serbo-Croat*, *Turkish*, *Korean*, *Polish*, *Russian*, *Bulgarian*, *Chinese*, *Swedish*, *Romanian*,* Japanese, Latvian,* *Czech, Estonian, Hebrew*]


Objectivity, Relativism and Truth: Philosophical Papers I
(Cambridge: Cambridge UP, l991)
[trans. *Italian*, *French*, *Spanish, Korean, Romanian*]


Essays on Heidegger and Others: Philosophical Papers II
(Cambridge: Cambridge UP, l99l)
[trans. *Italian*, *Spanish*, *French*, *Hungarian*, *Korean, Romanian*]


Hoffnung statt Erkenntnis: Einleitung in die pragmatische Philosophie
(Vienna: Passagen Verlag, 1994)
[This volume contains three lectures delivered in Vienna and Paris in 1993. The French version appeared as L'Espoir au lieu de savoir: introduction au pragmatisme (Paris: Albin Michel, 1995). Spanish, Portuguese, Hungarian and Russian translations have appeared The original English text of these lectures, slightly revised, is included in Philosophy and Social Hope, listed below.]


Achieving Our Country: Leftist Thought in Twentieth Century America
(Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1998)
[trans. *German*,*Italian*, *Russian*,* Dutch*, *Portuguese*, *Spanish*, *French, Korean, Chinese, Japanese*, *Greek, *Romanian]


Truth and Progress: Philosophical Papers III
(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998)
[trans. *German*, *Spanish*, *Romanian, Portuguese*, *French*,*Chinese*]


Philosophy and Social Hope
(London: Penguin, 2000)
[A collection of non-technical essays, as opposed to philosophical papers; it contains the English original of Hoffnung statt Erkenntnis]


Philosophy as Cultural Politics: Philosophical Papers IV
(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, to be published in 2007)


[ *type* indicates that a translation in that language has appeared.
Regular type indicates that a translation is in preparation, but has not yet been published. Please see bibliography for complete references.]