Never verified whether Rorty remembered our brief encounter in LSU's dining hall circa 1997, but I did attend the lecture, during which he connected the project of pragmatism to Hegelianism and Romantic self-creation...
...I'll add a "highlight" reel sometime later tonight, but for now, I would like it to be known that I
- called Rorty's characterization of the relationship between analytic philosophers interested in language and cognitive scientists as "disingenuous" during the Q & A and
- asked the question I wanted to ask.
How do I know I asked the question I wanted to ask? The first two words of his response: "Since Darwin..." If only the rest of his response had been so substantial.