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.