The lead essay in this volume — “Solidarity or Objectivity?” — announces a theme which is repeated with variations in most of the other essays. There I urge that whatever good the ideas of “objectivity” and “transcendence” have done for our culture can be attained equally well by the idea of a community which strives after both intersubjective agreement and novelty — a democratic, progressive, pluralist community of the sort of which Dewey dreamt.

Antirepresentationalism, Ethnocentrism, and Liberalism