Imaginative Philosophy

Richard Rorty on Philosophy as Poetry

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“…Every ultimate fact is only the first of a new series…There is no outside, no inclosing wall, no circumference to us.” (Emerson, Circles)

“There is no destined terminus to inquiry. There are only larger human lives to be lived.”

“What we call ‘increased knowledge’ should not be thought of as increased access to the Real but as increased ability to do things — to take part in social practices that make possible richer and fuller human lives.”

“To be imaginative, as opposed to being merely fanatical, is to do something new and to be lucky enough to have that novelty be adopted by one’s fellow humans, incorporated into their social practices.”

Philosophy: an Application

“The new story is about how human beings continually strive to overcome the human past in order to create a better human future.”

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