Richard Rorty

Richard Rorty

American philosopher

Lived from: 1931-2007

Category: Philosophers

Quotes: Richard Rorty

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    Always strive to excel, but only on weekends.
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    Open-mindedness should not be fostered because, as Scripture teaches, Truth is great and will prevail, nor because, as Milton suggests, Truth will always win in a free and open encounter. It should be fostered for its own sake.
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    The difference between people and ideas is... only superficial.
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    The usual picture of Socrates is of an ugly little plebeian who inspired a handsome young nobleman to write long dialogues on large topics.
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    The world does not speak. Only we do. The world can, once we have programmed ourselves with a language, cause us to hold beliefs. But it cannot propose a language for us to speak. Only other human beings can do that.
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