On Peter Olen’s Wilfrid Sellars and the Foundations of Normativity

  • David Beisecker


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

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