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An Arrow, which did not Reach Its End

(Original title: "Šíp", který nedoletěl)
Filozofia, 2004, vol. 59, No 7, pp. 508-514.
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The author argues against the claim, that Richard Rorty is a representative of so called "modern enlightenment". He points out to certain similar features of European postmodernism and of Rortyan neopragmatism (such as antidualism and antiessentialism). He examines Rorty´s books and on this basis he outlines his contradictory relationship to the concept of postmodernism. At the same time, however, he shows, that regarding his argumentation and his mode of expression Rorty is an American equivalent of a European postmodernist.

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