Title

Ontology and the Completeness of Sellars’s Two Images

Abstract

Sellars claims completeness for both the “manifest” and the “scientific images” in a way that tempts one to assume that they are independent of each other, while, in fact, they must share at least one common element: the language of individual and community intentions. I argue that this significantly muddies the waters concerning his claim of ontological primacy for the scientific image, though not in favor of the ontological primacy of the manifest image. The lesson I draw is that we need to reassess the aims of ontology.

Publication Date

5-2012

Journal Title

Humana.Mente Journal of Philosophical Studies

Publisher

Philosophical Library of Florence

Document Type

Article

Rights

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