Who is Wilfrid Sellars?

Who is Wilfrid Sellars?

June 26, 2021 Off By Felso

Wilfrid Stalker Sellars, full name, was an American philosopher who lived from May 20, 1912 to July 2, 1989.

He is the son of Roy Wood Sellars, one of the leading American philosophers of the first half of the twentieth century.

He was educated at Wilfrid University, the University of Michigan (BA, 1933), the University of Buffalo, and Oxford. After his university education, he joined the Second World War as a military intelligence officer. After his military service, he returned to his country and taught at the University of Iowa (1938-1946), the University of Minnesota (1947-1958), Yale University (1958-1963), and the University of Pittsburgh from 1963 until his death.

Sellars was the first philosopher to synthesize American pragmatism, British and American analytical philosophy, and German logical positivism.

Prepared by: Sociologist Ömer YILDIRIM
Source: Omer YILDIRIM’s Personal Lecture Notes. Atatürk University Sociology Department 1st Year “Introduction to Philosophy” and 2nd, 3rd, 4th Grade “History of Philosophy” Lecture Notes (Ömer YILDIRIM); Open Education Philosophy Textbook