Wilfrid Sellars


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Wilfrid Stalker Sellars (May 20, 1912 – July 2, 1989) was an American philosopher.

His father was the Canadian-American philosopher Roy Wood Sellars, a leading American philosophical naturalist in the first half of the twentieth-century. Wilfrid was educated at the University of Michigan (BA 1933), the University at Buffalo, and Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar, obtaining his ... more »

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  • ''My general thesis, then, is that concepts and categories pertaining to mental acts can be construed as analogical extensions of Rylean concepts and categories pertaining to candid overt speech.''
    Wilfrid Sellars (1912-1989), U.S. professor of philosophy; Yale (Pittsburgh). Science and Metaphysics, p. 97, Routledge & Kegan Paul (1968).
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