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Empiricism, Perceptual Knowledge, Normativity, and Realism: Essays on Wilfrid Sellars

Willem A. deVries


These chapters in this book were written to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Wilfrid Sellars's essay ‘Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind’, a landmark of 20th-century philosophy. Ranging widely through Sellars's oeuvre, the chapters are both appreciative and critical of Sellars's accomplishment. Their topics include the standing of empiricism in Sellars's philosophy, Sellars's theory of perception, his dissatisfaction with both foundationalist and coherentist epistemologies, his critique of idealism and commitment to realism, his conception of picturing, and the status of the normative (bot ... More

Keywords: Wilfrid Sellars, empiricism, perception, foundationalism, coherentism, idealism, realism, picturing, normativity, naturalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199573301
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573301.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Willem A. deVries, editor
University of New Hampshire
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