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Richard Rorty Quotes

(1931), American Philosopher

Open-mindedness should not be fostered because, as Scripture teaches, Truth is great and will prevail, nor because, as Milton suggests, Truth will always win in a free and open encounter. It should be fostered for its own sake.

Category: Awareness

Always strive to excel, but only on weekends.

Category: Excellence

The difference between people and ideas is... only superficial.

Category: Ideas

The usual picture of Socrates is of an ugly little plebeian who inspired a handsome young nobleman to write long dialogues on large topics.

Category: Philosophers And Philosophy

The world does not speak. Only we do. The world can, once we have programmed ourselves with a language, cause us to hold beliefs. But it cannot propose a language for us to speak. Only other human beings can do that.

Category: Speech