From Empiricism to Expressivism: Brandom Reads Sellars

2015.06.18 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Robert B. Brandom, From Empiricism to Expressivism: Brandom Reads Sellars, Harvard University Press, 2015, 289pp., $35.00 (hbk),
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2015.06.18 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Robert B. Brandom, From Empiricism to Expressivism: Brandom Reads Sellars, Harvard University Press, 2015, 289pp., $35.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780674187283. Reviewed by Mark Okrent, Bates College In his remarkable new collection of essays, Robert Brandom successfully carries out two related, but difficult, tasks. First, by approaching the notoriously challenging work of Wilfrid Sellars by way of Sellars' appropriation of Kant, Brandom succeeds in giving a clear exposition of central themes in Sellars' work and in showing how and why that work remains important for contemporary philosophical concerns. But of equal importance, Brandom also succeeds in laying out a significant expressivist account of the nature and status of modal language, an account that clearly has Kantian and Sellarsian roots but just as clearly bears a distinctively Brandomian stamp. Right at the beginning, Brandom correctly notes that Sellars. . .

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