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Richard M. Rorty
University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA 22903-4833)

Empiricism, Prgmatism and Historicsim

To conduct a seminar discussing the question, "Can the notions of 'experience,' 'empiricism' ,and 'objectivity' survive the recent pragmatist and historicist revisions of traditional empiricist doctrines?" With reference to Kuhn's historicism, the role of the theory of reference in discussing “conceptual change" and “relativity to language”, and the historicist tradition in continental philosophy.

Project fields:
Philosophy, General

Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$37,909 (approved)
$37,909 (awarded)

Grant period:
3/1/1976 – 5/31/1977