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 BY RICHARD RORTY 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….