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Richard Rorty

Richard RortyAKA Richard McKay Rorty

Born: 4-Oct-1931
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 8-Jun-2007
Location of death: Stanford, CA
Cause of death: Cancer - Pancreatic

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Philosopher

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature

Military service: US Army (1957-58)

Father: James Hancock Rorty
Mother: Winifred Raushenbush
Wife: Amelie Oksenberg (m. 1954, div. 1972, one son)
Wife: Mary Varney (m. 1972, one son, one daughter)

    University: University of Chicago
    University: PhD, Yale University (1956)
    Professor: Philosophy, Wellesley College (1958-61)
    Professor: Philosophy, Princeton University (1961-82)
    Professor: University of Virginia
    Professor: Comparative Literature, Stanford University (1998-2007)

    American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    Bill Bradley for President
    Campaign for America's Future
    Roosevelt Institute Advisory Board
    MacArthur Fellowship

Author of books:
Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature (1979, philosophy)
Consequences of Pragmatism (1982, philosophy)
Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity (1989, philosophy)
Objectivity, Relativism and Truth: Philosophical Papers I (1991, philosophy)
Essays on Heidegger and Others: Philosophical Papers II (1991, philosophy)
Achieving Our Country: Leftist Thought in Twentieth Century America (1998)
Truth and Progress: Philosophical Papers III (1998, philosophy)
Philosophy and Social Hope (2000, philosophy)

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