Response to Critics


  • Peter Olen



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.


Bandini, Aude, 2018. “Review of Wilfrid Sellars and the Foundations of Normativity, by Peter Olen.” International Journal of Philosophy Studies 26: 109–13.

Bergmann, Gustav, 1944. “Pure Semantics, Sentences, and Propositions.” Mind 53: 238–57.

Carnap, Rudolf, 1945. “Hall and Bergmann on Semantics.” Mind 54: 148–55.

———, 1950. “Empiricism, Semantics, and Ontology.” Revue Internationale de Philosophie 5: 20–40. Reprinted in Meaning and Necessity: A Study in Semantics and Modal Logic, pp. 205–21. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1956.

———, 1963. “Replies and Expositions.” In Schilpp (1963), pp. 859–1013.

Gironi, Fabio, 2017. “A Kantian Disagreement between Father and Son: Roy Wood Sellars and Wilfrid Sellars on the Categories.” Journal of the History of Philosophy 55: 513–36.

Hall, Everett W., 1944. “The Extra-Linguistic Reference of Language (II.).” Mind 53: 25–47.

Klemick, Griffin, forthcoming. “Sellars’ Metaethical Quasi-Realism.” Synthese.

Koons, Jeremy Randel, 2019. The Ethics of Wilfrid Sellars. New York: Routledge.

Morris, Charles W., 1938. Foundations of the Theory of Signs. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

———, 1946. Signs, Language and Behavior. New York: Prentice-Hall.

Olen, Peter, 2015. “The Realist Challenge to Conceptual Pragmatism.” European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy 7: 152–67.

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

———, 2017. “A Forgotten Strand of Reception History: Understanding Pure Semantics.” Synthese 194: 121–41.

Olen, Peter, and Stephen P. Turner, 2016. “Was Sellars an Error Theorist?” Synthese 193: 2053–75.

Rosenberg, Alex, 2018. How History Gets Things Wrong: The Neuroscience of Our Addiction to Stories. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Schilpp, Paul A., ed., 1963. The Philosophy of Rudolf Carnap (Library of Living Philosophers 11). La Salle: Open Court.

Sellars, Wilfrid, 1947. “Pure Pragmatics and Epistemology.” Philosophy of Science 14: 181–202. Reprinted in Sellars (2005), pp. 78–103.

———, 1950. “Language, Rules and Behavior.” In John Dewey: Philosopher of Science and Freedom, edited by Sidney Hook, pp. 289–315. New York: Dial Press. Reprinted in Sellars (2005), pp. 211–31.

———, 1953. “Inference and Meaning.” Mind 62: 313–38. Reprinted in Sellars (2005), pp. 329–54.

———, 1963. “Empiricism and Abstract Entities.” In Schilpp (1963), pp. 431–68.

———, 1975. “Autobiographical Reflections.” In Action, Knowledge, and Reality: Critical Studies in Honor of Wilfrid Sellars, edited by Hector-Neri Castañeda. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company.

———, 2005. Pure Pragmatics and Possible Worlds: The Early Essays of Wilfrid Sellars, edited by and introducted by Jeffrey F. Sicha. Atascadero: Ridgeview.

Sicha, Jeffrey F., 1980. “Introduction.” In Sellars (2005), pp. xi–lxiv.