1. Why does Rorty suggest that the discussion of relativism is too important to be left to philosophy professors?
2. What does Rorty mean when he says that the Kantian or Enlightenment focus on “reason” is like trying to keep God alive?
3. Explain Rorty’s “pragmatist” idea that principles are merely abbreviations of past practice.
4. Why does Rorty describe moral “progress” as slow, fragile, contingent, and evolutionary?
5. What does Rorty mean when he concludes that ideas about “reason” and “human nature” are misleading ways of expressing hope for the development of global moral community?