1. Richard Rorty: Pragmatism, Irony and Liberalism: Matthew Festenstein.
2. Irony and Commitment: An Irreconcilable Dualism of Modernity: John Horton.
Reply to John Horton: Richard Rorty.
3.Richard Rorty on Truth, Justification, and Justice: Simon Thompson.
Reply to Simon Thompson: Richard Rorty.
4. Irony, State and Utopia: Daniel Conway.
Reply to Daniel Conway: Richard Rorty.
5. The Avoidance of Cruelty: Richard Rorty on Liberalism, Scepticism and Ironism: David Owen.
Reply to David Owen: Richard Rorty.
6. Richard Rorty: Humanist and/or Anti-Humanist? Kate Soper.
Reply to Kate Soper: Richard Rorty.
7.Reason and Aesthetics Between Modernity and Postmodernity: Habermas and Rorty: Richard Shusterman.
Reply to Richard Shusterman: Richard Rorty.
8. Progress Without Foundations? Norman Geras.
Reply to Norman Geras: Richard Rorty.
9. Rorty's Neo-Pragmatism: Some Implications for International Relations Theory: Molly Cochran.
Reply to Molly Cochran: Richard Rorty.
10. Pragmatism, Social Democracy, and Political Argument: Matthew Festenstein.
Reply to Matthew Festenstein: Richard Rorty.
11. Justice as a Larger Loyalty: Richard Rorty.
"[The book] is an example of first-rate critisism...This collection serves as a very good introduction to Rorty's work in these areas of philosophy. Further, the dialogical character of this collection makes it valuable for those who seek a refined understanding of Rorty's views." David F. Dudrick, Philosophy in Review
- A recent critical evaluation of the work of Richard Rorty
- A unique set of responses directly from Rorty
- Written and a clear and accessible way