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Sellars and His Legacy

2016.10.07 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews James R. O'Shea (ed.), Sellars and His Legacy, Oxford University Press, 2016, 266pp., $74.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198766872.
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2016.10.07 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews James R. O'Shea (ed.), Sellars and His Legacy, Oxford University Press, 2016, 266pp., $74.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198766872. Reviewed by William Rottschaefer, Lewis and Clark College This collection of essays by eminent Sellars scholars all (save for one) derive from a Sellars Centenary Conference held at University College Dublin in 2012 and organized by James R. O'Shea. The conference reminds one of a family reunion honoring a parent. And, not untypically, these heirs of Sellars have different views about their progenitor and different takes about not only what his legacy is, but also about its successes and failures. The honoring is manifested more in dissent from rather than in agreement with the parent. The volume reflects another feature of some family reunions: siblings sometimes don't talk to each very much and sometimes don't get along. Notoriously, the descendants of Sellars are divided between the. . .

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