Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Rorty on Posner and Dewey

Each year, the Law School is honored to have a visiting scholar deliver the Dewey Lecture in Law and Philosophy. As Bernard Harcourt said in his introduction to the lecture on April 10, 2006, if you were dreaming about who you would want to give the Dewey Lecture, you'd choose Richard Rorty, Professor of Comparative Literature and Philosophy at Stanford University. Rorty, an alum of the college at the University of Chicago, is one of the great titans of philosophy and generally considered to be a philospohical pragmatist. His Dewey Lecture, entitled "Dewey and Posner on Pragmatism and Moral Progress," was very well attended and very enjoyable, and if you listen closely you'll hear Richard Posner himself ask the very last question.

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