Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature (1979) is a famous and controversial work by American philosopher Richard Rorty. Year 1979 ( MCMLXXIX) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1979 Gregorian calendar) The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Philosophy is the study of general problems concerning matters such as existence knowledge truth beauty justice validity mind and language Richard McKay Rorty (October 4 1931 - June 8 2007 was an American Philosopher. In this book, Rorty attempts to dissolve so-called philosophical problems instead of solving them by showing that they are in fact pseudo-problems that only exist in the language-game of Analytic philosophy. A language-game is a philosophical Concept developed by Ludwig Wittgenstein, referring to simple examples of Language use and the actions Analytic philosophy (sometimes analytical philosophy) is a generic term for a style of Philosophy that came to dominate English-speaking countries in the 20th century In a pragmatist gesture, Rorty claims that philosophy must get past these pseudo-problems if it is to be productive. Pragmatism generally considered to have originated in the late nineteenth century with Charles Peirce, who first stated the Pragmatic maxim.
Rorty's central thesis is that philosophy has unduly relied on a representational theory of perception and a correspondence theory of truth, hoping our experience or language might mirror the way reality actually is. Representative Theory of Perception, also known as Indirect realism, epistemological dualism, and The veil of perception, is a philosophical The correspondence theory of truth states that the truth or falsity of a statement is determined only by how it relates to the world and whether it accurately describes (i In this he continues a certain controversial Anglophone tradition, continuing the work of philosophers like Quine, Sellars, and Davidson. Willard Van Orman Quine (June 25 1908 Akron, Ohio &ndash December 25 2000 (known to intimates as "Van" Wilfrid Stalker Sellars ( May 20, 1912 - July 2, 1989) was an American philosopher Donald Herbert Davidson ( March 6, 1917  &ndash August 30, 2003) was an American Philosopher, who served as Slusser Rorty opts out of the traditional objective/subjective dialogue in favor of a communal version of truth. Objectivity is both an important and very difficult concept to pin down in philosophy Not to be confused with the subiectum or Hypokeimenon in Aristotelianism The meaning of the word truth extends from Honesty, Good faith, and Sincerity in general to agreement with Fact or Reality For him, "true" is simply an honorific knowers bestow on claims, asserting them as what "we" want to say about a particular matter.
Rorty spends much of the book explaining how philosophical paradigm shifts and their associated philosophical "problems" can be considered the result of the new metaphors, vocabularies, and mistaken linguistic associations which are necessarily a part of those new paradigms.