We are pleased to announce that our second meeting, on the theme of Rorty’s Ethics,  will be held November 22-24, 2019 at Penn State University in State College, Pennsylvania.

Our keynote speaker will be Robert B. Brandom, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh and Fellow of both the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the British Academy.

Visit the Conference 2019 page for more information.


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The Richard Rorty Society was founded in 2014 to promote study of the work and life of Richard Rorty (1931-2007), and to encourage and support scholarship and other writing inspired by and in the spirit of his work, across the disciplines.



The inaugural meeting of the RRS was held September 8-10, 2016 at Hamilton College in New York. Visit the Conference 2016 page for more information.

The International Symposium, “Philosophy as a Transitional Genre: On Richard Rorty’s Intellectual Bequest,” where the society was founded and officially launched, was held May 2-3, 2014 at Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, New York.