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The world does not speak. Only we do. The world can, once we have programmed ourselves with a language, cause us to hold beliefs. But it cannot propose a language for us to speak. Only other human beings can do that.

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Richard McKay Rorty (born October 4, 1931 in New York City) is an American philosopher. In Daniel Dennett's humorous Philosophical Lexicon[1], 'rorty' is defined as 'incorrigible', which is a neat summing up both of Rorty's career and much of the philosophic community's reaction to it.

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