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List of works
(A rich collection of historical interpretive and systematic essays from Sellars’ most productive years. Includes his presidential address to the American Philosophical Association on the Kantian text ‘this I or he or it (the thing) which thinks…’, as well as significant contributions to the philosophy of language, metaphysics and the philosophy of science.)
(Sellars’ John Dewey Lectures for 1973–4 present his mature views on the interrelationships of language, logic and ontology. The most systematic defence of his ‘linguistic nominalism’.)
(A comprehensive collection of Sellars’ earliest works (1947–53). These richly textured and dialectically complex early essays are difficult to access, but, besides offering a developmental perspective on Sellars’ overall corpus, they include a number of interesting ideas and theses not explicitly developed in his later work.)
(A special issue of the Monist, containing Sellars’ Carus Lectures from 1977–8. This is the most developed and systematic presentation of Sellars’ unique views in the philosophy of mind. The title reflects his conviction that sensible qualities can be satisfactorily accommodated within a naturalistic worldview only in the context of a (speculatively-envisioned) ontology of ‘pure processes’.)
(This posthumously published work reproduces a series of university lectures given by Sellars in 1975 on central topics in epistemology and metaphysics. In sharp contrast to his densely written essays, Sellars’ classroom presentations tended to be discursively relaxed and informal. This charmingly illustrated book is consequently a good first introduction to his complex views regarding perception, knowledge, minds, meaning and representation.)
References and further reading.
Rosenberg, Jay F.. Bibliography. Sellars, Wilfrid Stalker (1912–89), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-DD065-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis, https://www.rep.routledge.com/articles/biographical/sellars-wilfrid-stalker-1912-89/v-1/bibliography/sellars-wilfrid-stalker-1912-89-bib.
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