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Wilfrid Sellars

AKA Wilfrid Stalker Sellars

Born: 20-May-1912
Birthplace: Ann Arbor, MI
Died: 2-Jul-1989
Location of death: Pittsburgh, PA
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Philosopher

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind

Military service: US Navy Reserve (WWII)

Father: Roy Wood Sellars (philosopher, b. 1880, d. 1973)
Mother: Helen Maud Stalker
Sister: Cecily (b. 1913)
Wife: Mary Sharp (m 1938, d. 1970)
Wife: Susanna Felder Downie

    University: University of Munich (studied six months)
    University: BA, University of Michigan (1933)
    University: MA Philsophy, University at Buffalo (1934)
    University: BA, Oriel College, Oxford University (1936, on a Rhodes Scholarship)
    Professor: University of Iowa
    Professor: University of Minnesota
    Professor: Yale University
    Professor: University of Pittsburgh (1963-89)

    Rhodes Scholarship
    Risk Factors: Alcoholism

Author of books:
Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind (1956)
Philosophical Perspectives (1967)
Naturalism and Ontology (1979)



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