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The work of the American philosopher Wilfrid Sellars continues tohave a significant impact on the contemporary philosophical scene.His writings have influenced major thinkers such as Rorty,McDowell, Brandom, and Dennett, and many of Sellars basicconceptions, such as the logical space of reasons, the myth of thegiven, and the manifest and scientific images, have become standardphilosophical terms. Often, however, recent uses of these terms donot reflect the richness or the true sense of Sellars originalideas. This book gets to the heart of Sellars philosophy andprovides students with a comprehensive critical introduction to hislifes work.

The book is structured around what Sellars himself regarded as thephilosophers overarching task: to achieve a coherent vision ofreality that will finally overcome the continuing clashes betweenthe world as common sense takes it to be and the world as sciencereveals it to be. It provides a clear analysis of Sellarsgroundbreaking philosophy of mind, his novel theory ofconsciousness, his defense of scientific realism, and histhoroughgoing naturalism with a normative turn. Providing a livelyexamination of Sellars work through the central problem of what itmeans to be a human being in a scientific world, this book will bea valuable resource for all students of philosophy.

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James O'Shea, Lecturer in Philosophy, University College, Dublin

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"I know that a review without any critical comments looks like anapology rather than a real review ... and to my embarrassment,there is little I can say by way of criticism about James O'Shea'sbook. The depth and colorfulness of the depiction of Sellars'philosophy as presented by O'Shea [is] remarkable."
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"Not only does this book present a comprehensive picture ofSellars’s philosophical system in its breadth, its depth andsubtlety, it does so with a freshness and lucidity that I have notseen before in commentaries on Sellars, including my own."
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"A pellucid introduction to the systematic thought of one of thedeepest, most important, and least understood of twentieth-centuryphilosophers."
Robert Brandom, University of Pittsburgh

"Jim O'Shea's compact book is an extremely valuable addition tothe burgeoning literature on the philosophy of Wilfrid Sellars,presenting the essential elements of his dialectically intricatework in a relatively brief and eminently readable form. The bookoffers clear and accessible accounts of many of Sellars' mostchallenging ideas, embedded in a lucid expository structure thatcaptures and effectively conveys the deeply systematic character ofhis philosophical vision. O'Shea insightfully traces theimplications of Sellars' "naturalism with a normative turn" for theinnovative conceptions of meaning, knowledge, representation, andtruth in terms of which he undertook to reconcile our "manifestimage" of ourselves as unitary subjects of sensation, thought, andaction with the continually-developing "scientific image" of aworld composed only of imperceptible impersonal entities andforces."
Jay F. Rosenberg, University of North Carolina

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