The Linguistic Turn: Essays in Philosophical Method

The Linguistic Turn offers a wealthy and consultant advent to the full historic and doctrinal variety of the linguistic philosophy stream. In retrospective essays titled "Ten Years After" and "Twenty-Five Years After," Rorty exhibits how his ebook used to be formed by the point during which it used to be written and lines the instructions philosophical research has taken since.

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