Cultures with richer vocabularies are more fully human —

Old Chestnuts

re-blogged from Time’s Flow Stemmed

Richard Rorty (1931–2007)

The Fire of Life


In an essay called “Pragmatism and Romanticism” I tried to restate the argument of Shelley’s “Defense of Poetry.” At the heart of Romanticism, I said, was the claim that reason can only follow paths that the imagination has first broken. No words, no reasoning. No imagination, no new words. No such words, no moral or intellectual progress. …

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Jen says:

    What’s funny is that (being early morning, and only 1 cup of coffee yet) I read the title as “Vultures with richer vocabularies are more fully human ” …. is that funny or what??? 🙂 xx
    (me thinks my mind saw the ‘v’ in one word and decided to put it at the beginning…LOL)

    1. Sigrun says:

      makes me aware of the absolute lack of vultures in my texts up until now …

      1. Jen says:

        totally ! 😉

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