Gutting cheerfully acknowledges that much of his pragmatic liberalism finds its source in the works of Rorty.
In contrast to Rorty, Gutting offers a defense of what he calls "the humdrum realism of our everyday presence in the world" (p.
Finally, Gutting follows Rorty in arguing for a rather uncomplicated formulation of liberalism centering on individual autonomy and liberty, with a strong demarcation between the private and the public.
Gutting said the FDA's current strategy of issuing Import Alerts to control contaminated seafood "is unfair - and it isn't working.
Rather, Gutting supports a more direct approach to work with the exporting countries to help them improve the safety of their products.