The world does not speak. Only we do. The world can, once we have programmed ourselves with a language, cause us to hold beliefs. But it cannot propose a language for us to speak. Only other human beings can do that.
Richard McKay Rorty (born October 4, 1931 in New York City) is an American philosopher. In Daniel Dennett's humorous Philosophical Lexicon, 'rorty' is defined as 'incorrigible', which is a neat summing up both of Rorty's career and much of the philosophic community's reaction to it.