Richard Rorty Quote

[When] we tell our Whiggish stories about how our ancestors gradually crawled up the mountain on whose (possibly false) summit we stand, we need to keep some things constant throughout the story. The forces of nature and the small bits of matter, as conceived by current physical theory, are good choices for this role.


Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature, Chapter VII (p. 344), Princeton University Press. 1979

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