Philosophy and the mirror of nature is a 1979 book by the american philosopher richard rorty in which the author attempts to dissolve modern philosophical problems instead of solving them by presenting them as pseudo problems that only exist in the language game of epistemological projects culminating in analytic philosophy in a pragmatist gesture rorty suggests that philosophy must get past these pseudo problems if it is to be productive the work was considered controversial . Rortys philosophy and the mirror of nature presents the most thorough and sustained critique of western epistemology and foundationalism in the second half of the twentieth century the work deconstructs philosophy as an autonomous discipline generating a neutral matrix to assess knowledge truth and rationality offering philosophical analyses of the mind body distinction representation reference and truth and ultimately the concept of knowledge as a mirror of nature . Philosophy and the mirror of nature princeton classics richard rorty 39 von 5 sternen 10 taschenbuch 1909 eur der spiegel der natur eine kritik der philosophie suhrkamp taschenbuch wissenschaft richard rorty 45 von 5 sternen 3 taschenbuch 1800 eur nur noch 10 auf lager mehr ist unterwegs weiter es wird kein kindle gerat benotigt laden sie eine der kostenlosen kindle apps . When it first appeared in 1979 philosophy and the mirror of nature hit the philosophical world like a bombshell in it richard rorty argued that beginning in the seventeenth century philosophers developed an unhealthy obsession with the notion of representation comparing the mind to a mirror that reflects reality rortys book is a powerful critique of this imagery and the tradition of thought that it spawned
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