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.

chapter |8 pages


ByAnke Breunig, Stefan Brandt

part I|84 pages


chapter 1|18 pages

Cook Wilson, Sellars, and the Explication of Language

ByBoris Brandhoff

chapter 2|26 pages

Sellars’s Twist on Carnap’s Syntax

ByAnke Breunig

chapter 3|20 pages

Ajdukiewicz and Sellars on World-Perspectives

ByPeter Olen

chapter 4|18 pages

Sellars and Wittgenstein on Following a Rule

ByStefan Brandt

part II|58 pages

Sellars and the Analytic Tradition

chapter 5|15 pages

Wilfrid Sellars as an Analytic Philosopher

ByTadeusz Szubka

chapter 6|20 pages

How Pragmatist was Sellars? Reflections on an Analytic Pragmatism

ByJames R. O’Shea

chapter 7|21 pages

Transcendental Principles and Perceptual Warrant

A Case Study in Analytic Kantianism
ByJohannes Haag

part III|89 pages

Learning From Sellars

chapter 8|21 pages

Sellars on Inference

ByJohannes Hübner

chapter 9|33 pages

Sellars, Truth Pluralism, and Truth Relativism

ByLionel Shapiro

chapter 10|14 pages

Some Remarks on Sellars’s Theory of Experience

ByWillem A. deVries

chapter 11|19 pages

Sellars on Self-Knowledge

ByFranz Knappik