Hegelian Spirits in Sellarsian Bottles
Though Wilfrid Sellars portrayed himself as a latter-day Kantian, I argue here that he was at least as much a Hegelian. Several themes Sellars shares with Hegel are investigated: the sociality and normativity of the intentional, categorial change, the rejection of the given, and especially their denial of an unknowable thing-in-itself. They are also united by an emphasis on the unity of things—the belief that things do “hang together.” Hegel’s unity is idealist; Sellars’ is physicalist; the differences are substantial, but so are the resonances.
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deVries, W.A. Hegelian Spirits in Sellarsian bottles. Philos Stud 174, 1643–1654 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11098-016-0830-0