R. Rorty – Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity

Proust wanted autonomy and beauty; Nietzsche and Heidegger wanted autonomy and sublimity; Nabokov wanted beauty and self preservation; Orwell wanted to be of use to people who were suffering. They all succeeded. Each of them was brilliantly, equally, successful.

 

 

*M. Schapiro – Master of Ceremonies

 

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