Journal of Philosophical Research 29 (February):125-152 (2004)

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Jeremy Koons
Georgetown University
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In his book Mind and World, John McDowell grapples with the problem that the world must and yet seemingly cannot constrain our empirical thought. I first argue that McDowell’s proposed solution to the problem throws him onto the horns of his own, intractable dilemma, and thus fails to solve the problem of rational constraint by the world. Next, I will argue that Wilfrid Sellars, in a series of articles written in the 1950s and 60s, provides the tools to solve the dilemma McDowell sets before us. We will see how, borrowing from Sellars and certain neo-Sellarsians, we can solve the problem of rational constraint by perception without resorting to a McDowellian quasi-enchantment of the world.
Keywords Constraint  Metaphysics  Perception  Rational  World  Mcdowell, J  Sellars, W
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ISBN(s) 1053-8364
DOI 10.5840/jpr_2004_15
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