Tuesday, 19 January 2010
Sellarsian Metaphilosophy and Its Intricacies
Tadeusz Szubka, Szczecin University
12:05 pm, 817R Cathedral of Learning
Abstract: Wilfrid Sellars is rightly considered as one of the most original philosophers of the past century. In addition to his innovative substantial philosophical doctrines and arguments, his views on philosophy, its relation to the past, and methods are original as well, and deserve reconsideration.
Putting aside the famous introductory section of his "Philosophy and the Scientific Image of Man", Sellars has never fully elaborated his metaphilosophy, and one has to reconstruct it from his scattered remarks made in various writings. It can be argued that this reconstruction may be built around Sellars' conception of the relationship between analytic and synoptic philosophy, and his account of the relationship between philosophy and science.