One of the most notable is richard rorty who gave up

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continue to proclaim the death of philosophy. One of the most notable is Richard Rorty, who gave up his philosophy professorship at Princeton (the top-rated philosophy department in the United States) to take a job in the University of Virginia. Rorty has spent twenty years trying to show how philosophers have gone wrong in trying to understand the mind as the "mirror of nature." He has a great many followers both in and outside of philosophy. Nonetheless, the tide has swung back toward the traditional goals of philosophy, toward the attempt to clarify concepts in the manner demanded by Socrates. Part of the return to the tradition has been fueled by new developments in logic. Just as Wittgenstein was stimulated to write much of the Tractatus under the influence of the new logic of his period, contemporary philosophers have responded to new developments in the logic of necessity and possibility, "modal logic." There has been some departure from the traditional in methodology, however. Most philosophers have given up the Platonic/Cartesian notion of rational intuition, in favor of what might be called linguistic intuition. The analysis of a concept is intended to conform to our most basic thoughts about proper usage
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