Title

“Folk Psychology, Theories and the Sellarsian Roots” in The Self-Correcting Enterprise: Essays on Wilfrid Sellars

Abstract

Almost fifty years ago, Wilfrid Sellars first proposed that psychological concepts are like theoretical concepts. Since then, several different research programs have been based on this conjecture. This essay examines what his original claim really amounted to and what it was supposed to accomplish, and then uses that understanding of the original project to investigate the extent to which the later research projects expand on it or depart from it.

Publication Date

2006

Journal Title

Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of Science and the Humanities

Publisher

Rodopi

Document Type

Article