Ontology and the Completeness of Sellars’s Two Images

  • Willem A. de Vries University of New Hampshire, USA
Keywords: manifest image, scientific image, Sellars


Sellars claims completeness for both the “manifest” and the “scientific images” in a way that tempts one to assume that they are independent of each other, while, in fact, they must share at least one common element: the language of individual and community intentions. I argue that this significantly muddies the waters concerning his claim of ontological primacy for the scientific image, though not in favor of the ontological primacy of the manifest image. The lesson I draw is that we need to re-assess the aims of ontology.

How to Cite
de Vries, W. (2018). Ontology and the Completeness of Sellars’s Two Images. HUMANA.MENTE Journal of Philosophical Studies, 5(21), 1-18. Retrieved from http://www.humanamente.eu/index.php/HM/article/view/178