Rejecting the pure, but keeping the pragmatics:

comments on Peter Olen’s Wilfrid Sellars and the Foundations of Normativity


  • Mark Lance



All contributions included in the present issue were originally prepared for an “Author Meets Critics” session organized by Carl Sachs for the Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association in Savannah, Georgia, on 5th January, 2018.


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———, 2000. “Truth and Rule-Following.” In Having Thought: Essays in the Metaphysics of Mind, pp. 305–61. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Kukla, Rebecca and Mark Lance, 2009. ‘Yo!’ and ‘Lo!’: The Pragmatic Topography of the Space of Reasons. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

———, 2014. “Intersubjectivity and Receptive Experience.” Southern Journal of Philosophy 52: 22–42.

Olen, Peter, 2016. Wilfrid Sellars and the Foundations of Normativity. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Sellars, Wilfrid, 1950. “Language, Rules and Behavior.” In John Dewey: Philosopher of Science and of Freedom, edited by Sidney Hook, pp. 289–315. New York: Dial Press. Reprinted in Pure Pragmatics and Possible Worlds: The Early Essays of Wilfrid Sellars, edited and introducted by Jeffrey F. Sicha. Atascadero: Ridgeview, pp. 211–31.

———, 1963. Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul.