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Title: Rorty through and with Putnam: a viable antifoundationalism
Authors: Trifirò, Fabrizio
Keywords: anti-foundationalismRortyPutnam
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Roberto Trifirò, "Rorty through and with Putnam: a viable antifoundationalism", in: Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics, X (2008) 1, pp. 286-319.
Series/Report no.: Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics
X (2008) 1
Abstract: The article attempts to clarify the main issues underlying the debate between Richard Rorty and Hilary Putnam, with a view to showing how it is possible to see emerging from it a viable anti-foundationalist conception of normativity capable to eschew the corrosive pitfalls of radical scepticism and relativism. It is argued that this conception is centred on three key distinctions: between a physical and grammatical sense of the impossibility of foundationalism; between a view of the universalistic aspirations of normativity as grounds for our normative judgments as opposed to their scope; and between a view of the transcendent aspirations of normativity as self-transcendence as opposed to self-reflexivity.
ISSN: 1825-5167
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