Philosophers with Horns
This piece on Richard Rorty by Simon Blackburn is interesting for its content and for its style. I laughed at Blackburns acceptance of such words and phrases as "startling," "sneers," "intoxicated by the scale" and ewspecially "an old dialectical dance which has now gone out of fashion."
Rorty (interesting to me because he is one of the few significant living postmodern philosophers and also because he was my professor's professor) comes across here as specifically American, similar to pragmatism. Blackburn also curiously uses Anglicanism as an example of the Rorty methodology of turning, disenchanted, a universal rejection of the central notions around them.