Richard Rorty (1931-2007) was a pragmatist philosopher, critical theorist, and public intellectual who is commonly described as one of the most important thinkers of his era. Included in this collection are electronic word-processing files, created between 1988 and 2003. The files were retrieved from Rorty's 3.5" floppy disks during processing of his personal papers and converted to PDF format in order to facilitate preservation and access.
Included are letters, many drafts of writings, lecture notes, syllabi, and exams. Also included are bibliographies of his work, a few administrative files, and a couple of documents relating to his children. This collection also contains drafts of writings done by some of his peers and colleagues. Researchers will notice some data loss and corruption has occurred in some of the earliest files.
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