Rubenstein Publishes Book on Self, Language, and World

Posted on 3/30/2011 2:16:50 PM

Dr. Eric Rubenstein, of the Department of Philosophy, has published a book entitled Self, Language, and World: Problems from Kant, Sellars, and Rosenberg, co-edited with James R. O'Shea (Ridgeview, 2010).

This volume brings together fifteen philosophers from four different countries at different stages of their lives in philosophy. Some work on issues in language, some on issues of mind, some on the history of philosophy. What is common is the respect, admiration, and appreciation of Jay F. Rosenberg, the person and philosopher.

This collection of articles began as a Festschrift in celebration of Rosenberg’s philosophical work upon the occasion of his retirement from full-time teaching at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2007. Jay was thrilled to learn of its projected contents, but unfortunately this was just before his death from cancer on February 21, 2008.

The book is divided into four broad sections: first on Rosenberg’s interpretation and use of Kant’s famous transcendental deduction, and then on various issues pertaining to Language and Mind, Mind and Knowledge, and Ontology in which the contributors critically engage with the views of Rosenberg and (in many cases) Sellars.