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Paul Grobstein's picture

Rorty and modernism

Interesting connection, two of them in fact. "Modernism" = "seeing the world through a single lens" and "singlemindedness" as a problem in both education and mental health, ie "modernism as a problem in both education and mental health? That's worth developing further.

Rorty would, I think, agree that singlemindedness and appreciation for diversity are in fact incompatible. Why does that make you "uncomfortable"? And why is it "upsetting" that "it isn't enough yet just to learn and explore"? Isn't enough for whom? Rorty would, I think, argue that it is enough for him, and might be enough for everyone if they let themselves do it.

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