Richard Rorty’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Oct 4, 1931

Death Date

Jun 8, 2007

Age of Death

75 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Jun 8, 2007



The philosopher Richard Rorty died at the age of 75. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Academic with interests in contemporary analytic philosophy and the history of philosophy.

He married Mary Varney Rorty.

The cause was complications from pancreatic cancer, family members said. “He was such an unbelievably captivating presence as a lecturer and as a writer, and he was a model citizen,” said Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, the Albert Guerard Professor of Literature and an early advocate of bringing Rorty to Stanford.



I think of an intellectual as just being bookish, being interested in history books, utopian ideas, that kind of thing.


There is nothing deep down inside us except what we have put there ourselves.


I think you can have a Left that isn’t culturally conservative talking about lunch-bucket issues.


The usual picture of Socrates is of an ugly little plebeian who inspired a handsome young nobleman to write long dialogues on large topics.


The difference between people and ideas is… only superficial.