A Trilemma for Voparil

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This short review raises a trilemma for Chris Voparil's reading of Richard Rorty. Voparil must deny one of three things. He must deny that Rorty affirmed a Jamesian approach to metaethics; he must deny that Rorty affirmed a version of Peircean realism; or, he must deny that Rorty treated all domains of discourse roughly the same. Because Rorty is quite clear in his commitment to the first and third theses and far less clear in affirming Peircean realism, I argue that Voparil is forced to give up attributing realism to Rorty or must simply concede that his version of Rorty is incoherent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)410-416
Number of pages7
JournalContemporary Pragmatism
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2022

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  • Philosophy


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