Roy Wood Sellars (1883-1973), was an American humanist philosopher. His son was the philosopher Wilfrid Sellars. 1883 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1973 was a common year starting on Monday. ... Wilfrid Stalker Sellars (May 20, 1912 - July 2, 1989) was an American philosopher, at the University of Pittsburgh for most of his career. ...
Sellars is best known as a critic of foundationalist epistemology, but his philosophical oeuvre is more generally directed toward the ultimate goal of reconciling intuitive ways of describing the world (both those of common sense and traditional philosophy) with a thoroughly naturalist, scientific account of reality.
Sellars' goal of a synoptic philosophy that unites the everyday and scientific views of reality is the foundation and archetype of what is sometimes called the "Pittsburgh School", whose members include Brandom, John McDowell, John Haugeland, and James Conant.
Sellars then goes on to construct "The Myth of Jones," a philosophical parable to explain how thoughts, intelligent action, and even subjective inner experience can be attributed to people within a strict behaviorist worldview.
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