Richard Rorty
Lecture, "The Intellectuals and the Poor"
February 16, 1996

Philosopher Richard Rorty gave his lecture in Curtin Hall 175 on February 16, 1996. At the time, Professor Rorty was well-known by his substantial scholarly contributions in many areas, including analytic philosophy, Continental philosophy, pragmatism, and poststructuralism. Some of his notable books were Objectivity, Relativism and Truth: Philosophical Papers I (1991), Achieving Our Country: Leftist Thought in Twentieth Century America (1998), and Philosophy and Social Hope (2000). Professor Rorty passed away June 8, 2008.

Center Director Kathleen Woodward and Richard Rorty


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