Wilfrid Sellars: Fusing the Images

Hardcover | September 13, 2007

byJay F. Rosenberg

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Wilfrid Sellars was and remains one of the most prominent and important twentieth-century philosophers: his writings played a key role in shaping the philosophical agenda in the English-speaking world during the second half of the 20th century, and they remain an active focus of intensecritical attention and lively discussion. Jay Rosenberg studied under Sellars in the early 1960s, has been continuously engaged with his work for over forty years, and is widely regarded both as its foremost expositor and as one of Sellars' truest disciples. This volume presents Rosenberg'spreviously published studies of the central elements and implications of Sellars' philosophy, along with three new essays that further highlight and articulate the significance of his work, both historically and with respect to contemporary debates.

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Wilfrid Sellars was and remains one of the most prominent and important twentieth-century philosophers: his writings played a key role in shaping the philosophical agenda in the English-speaking world during the second half of the 20th century, and they remain an active focus of intensecritical attention and lively discussion. Jay Ros...

Jay F. Rosenberg is at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:September 13, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Introduction1. Fusing the Images: Nachruf for Wilfrid Sellars2. Sellars and Quine: Compare and Contrast3. The Elusiveness of Categories, the Archimedean Dilemma, and the Nature of Man4. 1. Comparing the Incommensurable: Another Look at Convergent Realism5. Sellarsian Picturing6. Linguistic Roles and Proper Names7. Wilfrid Sellars' Philosophy of Mind8. Ryleans and Outlookers: Wilfrid Sellars on Mental States9. The Place of Color in the Scheme of Things: A Roadmap to Sellars' Carus Lectures10. Still Mythic After All Those Years: On Alston's Latest Defense of the Given11. Perception vs. Inner Sense: A Problem about Direct Awareness12. Sellarsian Seeing: In Search of Perceptual Authority13. Divergent Intuitions: McDowell's Kant and Sellars' KantAppendix: Sellars-Rosenberg Correspondence on Ontology, 1972-3Master Bibliography

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"His writing is really first-rate: clear, well-structured, with an excellent sense of expository order and style, a keen eye for the joints of a philosophical dialectic, and a nose for cogent argument.... This book will be indispensable for those interested in Sellars and his Pittsburgh descendants. But it contains a great deal of good philosophy that will be profitably chewed upon by anyone interested in fundamental issues in metaphysics and epistemology."--Williem A. deVries, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews