EMPIRICISM ANDTHE PHILOSOPHY OF MIND
Note: This paper was first presented as the University of London SpecialLectures on Philosophy for 1955-56, delivered on March 1, 8, and 15,1956, under the title "The Myth of the Given: Three Lectures onEmpiricism and the Philosophy of Mind."Edited in Hypertext by Andrew Chrucky, 1995.Reproduced with the permission of the University of Minnesota Pressfrom: Wilfrid Sellars, "Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind," in HerbertFeigl and Michael Scriven, eds.,
Minnesota Studies in the Philosophy of Science, Volume I: The Foundations of Science and the Concepts of Psychology and Psychoanalysis
(University of Minnesota Press, 1956), pp.253-329. When the essay was reprinted in Wilfrid Sellars,
Science, Perception and Reality
(London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1963), Sellarsadded a few notes which have been incorporated into the present version. Ishould also add that in the reprint British spelling was used. Republished asa separate book,
Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind
, with anintroduction by Richard Rorty and a study guide by Robert Brandom(Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1997). Republished inWillem deVries and Timm Triplett,
Knowledge, Mind, and the Given: A Reading of Sellars' "Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind"
(Indianapolis, IN: Hackett Pub., 2000). French translation
Empirisme et philosophie de l'esprit
(Combas (France): l'Eclat, 1992).