Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind / Edition 1

Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind / Edition 1

by Wilfrid Sellars, Richard Rorty
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0674251555

ISBN-13: 9780674251557

Pub. Date: 03/28/1997

Publisher: Harvard

The most important work by one of America's greatest twentieth-century philosophers, Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind is both the epitome of Wilfrid Sellars' entire philosophical system and a key document in the history of philosophy. First published in essay form in 1956, it helped bring about a sea change in analytic philosophy. It broke the link,

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The most important work by one of America's greatest twentieth-century philosophers, Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind is both the epitome of Wilfrid Sellars' entire philosophical system and a key document in the history of philosophy. First published in essay form in 1956, it helped bring about a sea change in analytic philosophy. It broke the link, which had bound Russell and Ayer to Locke and Hume--the doctrine of "knowledge by acquaintance." Sellars' attack on the Myth of the Given in Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind was a decisive move in turning analytic philosophy away from the foundationalist motives of the logical empiricists and raised doubts about the very idea of "epistemology."

With an introduction by Richard Rorty to situate the work within the history of recent philosophy, and with a study guide by Robert Brandom, this publication of Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind makes a difficult but indisputably significant figure in the development of analytic philosophy clear and comprehensible to anyone who would understand that philosophy or its history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674251557
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
03/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
1,149,988
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction by Richard Rorty

An Ambiguity in Sense-Datum Theories

Another Language?

The Logic of 'Looks'

Explaining Looks

Impressions and Ideas: a Logical Point

Impressions and Ideas: A Historical Point

The Logic of 'Means'

Does Empirical Knowledge Have a Foundation?

Science and Ordinary Usage

Private Episodes: The Problem

Thoughts: The Classical View

Our Rylean Ancestors

Theories and Models

Methodological versus Philosophical Behaviorism

The Logic of Private Episodes: Thoughts

The Logic of Private Episodes: Impressions

Study Guide by Robert Brandom

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