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What does Richard rorty advocate for sentiment education?

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February 01, 2009 1:06AM

Rorty would advocate an educational encounter that stimulates imaginary engagement with situations and characters in literature and narratives; reading and discussing books that have the power to change your life, stories that can move you to put yourself in the shoes of those who are very unlike yourself, so that you can expand your horizon of morality (meaning those who count into the circle of mattering ethically.) This would include teaching and learning books from Uncle Tom's Cabin, to Frederick Douglass's slave narrative, to Beloved to Night to The Kite Runner. More narrative, more imaginative engagement and less rationality, principles and analysis of moral concepts.