Richard Rorty: Outgrowing Modern Nihilism

  • Tracy Llanera

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 153-167

About this book


The book makes a new contribution to the contemporary debates on nihilism and the sacred. Drawing on an original interpretation of Richard Rorty’s writings, it challenges the orthodox treatment of nihilism as a malaise that human beings must overcomeInstead, nihilism should be framed as a problem for human culture to outgrow through pragmatism.


Charles Taylor Richard Rorty Hubert Drefus Egotism Modernity

Authors and affiliations

  • Tracy Llanera
    • 1
  1. 1.University of ConnecticutStorrsUSA

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