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dc.contributor.authorMorgan, M
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-13T21:45:42Z
dc.date.available2013-12-13T21:45:42Z
dc.date.issued2015-10
dc.identifier.issn0191-4537
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/245086
dc.description.abstract<jats:p> This article uses differing interpretations of a thread of narrative taken from Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four as a springboard to exploring the connection between philosophical truth and political liberalism. It argues that while no positive connection exists between realist truth and political liberalism, minimal negative connections do exist between Rorty’s humanistic account of truth and a basic commitment to democratic and liberal frameworks. It sees these minimal connections as limiting in their failure to provide a politics that moves beyond an exclusive concern with liberty and democracy to more substantive political issues of equality and justice. However, it also sees them as reassuring in showing how acceptance of Rorty’s humanistic account of truth in no way necessitates adopting his own ethnocentric political stance. </jats:p>
dc.publisherSAGE Publications
dc.titleRevisiting truth and freedom in Orwell and Rorty
dc.typeArticle
prism.publicationDate2013
prism.publicationNamePhilosophy and Social Criticism
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1177/0191453713514766
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2013-12-10
dc.identifier.eissn1461-734X
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
cam.issuedOnline2013-12-10


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