Starting Rorty again

History can make the familiar strange again, revealing the contingency of supposedly ineluctable starting points for philosophical reflection.

I’m finally, after too many years (decades, really) re-reading Rorty’s Philosphy and the Mirror of Nature. While Michael Williams’s introduction is full of the very academic and neologistic bullshit that I came to hate, this line stood out to me as incisive.

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