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Amélie Rorty

  • We have not outgrown a servant society; we've just rebaptized 'cook,' 'governess,' 'maid' and called her 'mother.' That technology has made these duties easier to perform doesn't affect the location of responsibility. Dependence on an unacknowledged and essentially unrewarded servant is not conducive to democratic respect for others.

    • Amélie Rorty,
    • in Sara Ruddick and Pamela Daniels, Working It Out ()
  • However splendid the achievements of those who commit themselves to searching out better social forms, their revolutionary stance exacts a heavy price in the impoverishment and isolation that usually characterize lives lived cross-grain to the temper of the times.

    • Amélie Rorty,
    • in Sara Ruddick and Pamela Daniels, Working It Out ()

Amélie Rorty, U.S. philosopher, writer

Full name: Amélie Oksenberg Rorty.