Richard vs Richard: The Dawkins–Rorty Debate Reply

Imagine a debate between Richard Dawkins and Richard Rorty. What would it be like?

Richard Rorty, American Pragmatist

Unfortunately, we will never know for sure, since our friend Rorty went on to receive his eternal reward in the spring of 2008 — he did not believe in that eternal reward, but we should hope that he attained it anyway.

Rorty’s pragmatism, in brief, is a sort of thoroughgoing practical relativism. The core tenet of pragmatism is often described as “Whatever works.” More…