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ISBN 9781032177496
Published September 30, 2021 by Routledge
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Book Description

This collection features eleven original essays, divided into three thematic sections, which explore the work of Wilfrid Sellars in relation to other twentieth-century thinkers. Section I analyzes Sellars’s thought in light of some of his influential predecessors, specifically Ludwig Wittgenstein, Rudolf Carnap, John Cook Wilson, and Kazimierz Ajdukiewicz. The second group of essays explores from different perspectives Sellars’s place within the analytic tradition, including his relation with analytic Kantianism and analytic pragmatism. The book’s final section extracts some of the most significant lessons Sellars’s work has to offer for contemporary philosophy. These chapters address his views on inference, his views on truth and its connection to recent discussions about truth-relativism and truth-pluralism, his conception of self-knowledge, and his theory of perceptual experience.

Table of Contents

Introduction



Stefan Brandt and Anke Breunig





Part I: Influences





1. Cook Wilson, Sellars, and the Explication of Language



Boris Brandhoff





2. Sellars’s Twist on Carnap’s Syntax



Anke Breunig





3. Ajdukiewicz and Sellars on World Perspectives



Peter Olen





4. Sellars and Wittgenstein on Following a Rule



Stefan Brandt





Part II: Sellars and the Analytic Tradition





5. Wilfrid Sellars as an Analytic Philosopher



Tadeusz Szubka





6. How Pragmatist was Sellars? Reflections on an Analytic Pragmatism



James R. O’Shea





7. Transcendental Principles and Perceptual Warrant: A Case Study in Analytic Kantianism



Johannes Haag





Part III: Learning from Sellars





8. Sellars on Inference



Johannes Hübner





9. Sellars, Truth Pluralism, and Truth Relativism



Lionel Shapiro





10. Some Remarks on Sellars’s Theory of Experience



Willem A. deVries





11. Sellars on Self-Knowledge



Franz Knappik

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Editor(s)

Biography

Stefan Brandt is Assistant Professor at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany. His work has been published in the British Journal for the History of Philosophy and Philosophical Investigations.



Anke Breunig is Assistant Professor at the University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany

Reviews

"In sum, Brandt and Breunig have succeeded in putting together a variegated and solid collection, which constitutes a useful addition to our ongoing scholarly engagement with Sellars. The volume makes an important contribution to the project of obtaining a synoptic view of his thought, both from a historical and philosophical point of view, and will certainly encourage further research in the field."

Luca Corti, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews