RORTY IS DEAD – Excerpts from “Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature”

Excerpts from “Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature”

Wittgenstein, Heidegger, Dewey

Descartes, Locke, Kant

reference is therapeutic rather than constructive.

What is better for us to believe?

Not ocular metaphors

but aesthetic enhancement in conversation

and mirrors on the voice.


What we mean by mental.

Any functional state is nonmaterial,

not immediately evident to all who look.

Feelings just are appearences,

the universal painfulness itself.

We see pain before the mind,

nothing will serve

save the history of ideas.

You know, not a problem

but a description of the human condition

in your pain becoming mine.


Our glassy essence is something

we share with angels

and we cannot grasp it

but become indentical with

as nonspatial substance.

The eye cannot see nor the ear hear.

Dualism reduces to the bare insistence

that pains and thoughts have no places.


If you had the raw feel

of painfulness, then you had mind.

It is merely a matter of getting

something wrong, having a false belief.

We expect the star to look the same

even after we realize

that it is a faraway ball of flame

rather than a nearby hole,

no difference at all from the outside,

but all the difference in world from the inside.


Let’s focus on pains.

The more one tries to answer them

the more pointless they seem to become.

So the word pain

could have nothing to do with what pain means,

it is impossible for the skeptic to doubt

what he doubts without having some mistake.

Social practice again.


The gray-plaster temperament

of our bald-headed young Ph.D’s,

the moral to be drawn,

the metaphor is unpacked in this way.

Are you aware of these representations?

Froghood and greenness

is a compulsion to believe.


Naturalistic or historicist

when you understand the social justification.

Koala feel themselves white?

Hund is german for dog,

Robinson believes in God.

The fear of ghosts,

nothing sneaky is going on.

We can fasten with glad cries

upon a startled world,

pulses in the optic nerve

in terms of the consensum gentium,

the infinite regress argument.


How language works?

An oak is a tree

thing idea then word.

A voice in the conversation,

clumsy dialectical instrument,

nonfunctional beauty, This convergence

is an inevitable artifact of historiography,

a marriage function, serious worry

upon such hazardous matters.

It is the homely and shopworn sense

of true.


Giuseppe Cornacchia adapted these excerpts from Rorty in order to spread the poetry inside the thinker. See you, Richard. RIP.

13-14 / June / 2007 –


InformSex – quattro cose di Giuseppe Cornacchia

stack::operator=( const stack& other )
if( this != &other )
sex* body_new = NewCopy( other.body,
other.bodysize_ );
delete[ ] body_; // non puoi sollevare eccezioni
body_ = body_new; // ne prende le proprietà
bodysize_ = bodysize_new;
body_[ bodyused_ ] = consumed;

class fuck: public sex
void money( complex );
void luxury( int love = 0 );
void fuck::money( complex );
cout << “fuck::money(complex)” << endl;
void fuck::sex( int luxury )
cout << “fuck::sex( )” << luxury << endl;

#include “uomo.h” // classe uomo
class donna;
class bambino;
class merda : public uomo
merda( const donna& );
oro sì( int, char*);
donna sì( int, donna);
donna& no( oro );
bambino forse( bambino );
virtual std::ostream& print( std::ostream& ) const;
struct Ximpl* pimpl_; // adesso comprende l’oro
inline std::ostream& operator<<( std::ostream& os, const merda& vita )
return vita.print(os);

namespace TERRA
struct uomo;
struct donna;
void sì( int );
void no( uomo );
namespace CIELO
void sì( int sex )
sì( sex ); // quale sì( ) ??
void no( TERRA::uomo war )
no( war ); // quale no( ) ??
void forse( TERRA::donna love )
forse( love ); // quale forse( ) ??

qui in file .pdf dell’aprile 2004, da