Rorty on Hermeneutical Injustice, Liberal Redescription and Utopian Imagination

Federico Penelas

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My purpose is to use Miranda Frickers’ concepts of testimonial injustice and hermeneutical injustice to draw a distinction between the policy of tolerance and the policy of solidarity in Rortyan liberalism.  I shall focus on the policy of solidarity interpreted as unfolding in two phases of the imagination: the phase of critical imagination and that of utopian imagination. I advocate that critical imagination may be understood as focusing on overcoming hermeneutical injustice through what I term liberal redescription.  Lastly, I critique the Rortyan project on what I view as an inadequate inclination to restrict critical imagination on the basis of adopting a criterion that focuses on flaws in the development of utopian imagination.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5944/endoxa.43.2019.19231

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ISSN (versión electrónica): 2174-5676
ISSN (versión impresa): 1133-5351




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