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Richard Rorty quotes: Truthfulness under oath is, by now, a matter of our civic religion, our relation to our fellow citizens rather than our relation to a nonhuman power. Truthfulness under oath is, by now, a matter of our civic religion, our relation to our fellow citizens rather than our relation to a nonhuman power.
Richard Rorty quotes: National pride is to countries what self-respect is to individuals: a necessary condition for self-improvement. National pride is to countries what self-respect is to individuals: a necessary condition for self-improvement.
Richard Rorty quotes: All human relations untouched by love take place in the dark All human relations untouched by love take place in the dark
Richard Rorty quotes: Philosophy makes progress not by becoming more rigorous but by becoming more imaginative. Philosophy makes progress not by becoming more rigorous but by becoming more imaginative.
Richard Rorty quotes: To abjure the notion of the truly human is to abjure the attempt to divinize the self as a replacement for a divinized world. To abjure the notion of the truly human is to abjure the attempt to divinize the self as a replacement for a divinized world.
Richard Rorty quotes: I think that a good Left is a party that always thinks about the future and doesn't care much about our past sins. I think that a good Left is a party that always thinks about the future and doesn't care much about our past sins.
Richard Rorty quotes: What counts as rational argumentation is as historically determined and as context-dependent, as what counts as good French. What counts as rational argumentation is as historically determined and as context-dependent, as what counts as good French.
Richard Rorty quotes: At 12, I knew that the point of being human was to spend one's life fighting social injustice. At 12, I knew that the point of being human was to spend one's life fighting social injustice.
Richard Rorty quotes: The world is out there, but descriptions of the world are not. The world is out there, but descriptions of the world are not.
Richard Rorty quotes: We are equal inhabitants of a paradise of individuals in which everybody has the right to be understood. We are equal inhabitants of a paradise of individuals in which everybody has the right to be understood.
Richard Rorty quotes: If the body had been easier to understand, nobody would have thought that we had a mind. If the body had been easier to understand, nobody would have thought that we had a mind.
Richard Rorty quotes: My principal motive is the belief that we can still make admirable sense of our lives even if we cease to have ... an ambition of transcendence. My principal motive is the belief that we can still make admirable sense of our lives even if we cease to have ... an ambition of transcendence.
Richard Rorty quotes: What sort of world can we prepare for our great grandchildren? What sort of world can we prepare for our great grandchildren?
Richard Rorty quotes: Truth [is] what is better for us to believe. Truth [is] what is better for us to believe.
Richard Rorty quotes: If I had to lay bets, my bet would be that everything is going to go to hell, but, you know, what else have we got except hope? If I had to lay bets, my bet would be that everything is going to go to hell, but, you know, what else have we got except hope?
Richard Rorty quotes: I think of an intellectual as just being bookish, being interested in history books, utopian ideas, that kind of thing. I think of an intellectual as just being bookish, being interested in history books, utopian ideas, that kind of thing.
Richard Rorty quotes: Had there been no Plato, the Christians would have had a harder time selling the idea that all God really wanted from us was fraternal love. Had there been no Plato, the Christians would have had a harder time selling the idea that all God really wanted from us was fraternal love.
Richard Rorty quotes: I think you can have a Left that isn't culturally conservative talking about lunch-bucket issues. I think you can have a Left that isn't culturally conservative talking about lunch-bucket issues.