Philosophy, Poetry, and Utopian Politics: Richard Rorty Conference

University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.

12-13 September 2019.

Registration is now open for a two-day conference dedicated to the work of the American pragmatist philosopher Richard Rorty, to be held in Cambridge in September: The conference marks the thirtieth anniversary of the publication of Contingency, Irony and Solidarity, a volume which developed from the Clark Lectures Rorty delivered at Cambridge. Focusing on CIS and Rorty’s later work, this conference is motivated by a desire to draw attention to the affirmative and constructive side of Rorty; to how we can employ insights from his work in contemporary cultural and political debates.