"The aim of philosophy, abstractly formulated, is to understand 
how things in the broadest possible sense of the term hang together 
in the broadest possible sense of the term. Under 'things in the 
broadest possible sense' I include such radically different items 
as not only 'cabbages and kings,' but numbers and duties, 
possibilities and finger snaps, aesthetic experience and death. 
To achieve success in philosophy would be, to use a contemporary 
turn of phrase, to 'know one's way around' with respect to all these 
things, not in that unreflective way in which the centipede of the 
story knew its way around before it faced the question, 'how do 
I walk?', but in that reflective way which means that no 
intellectual holds are barred." 
(Wilfrid Sellars, 'Philosophy and the scientific image of man,' 1962)
Senior Lecturer in Philosophy
Te Kura Aronui | School of Social Sciences
Te Wānanga o Ngā Kete | Division of Arts, Law, 
Psychology and Social Sciences
Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato | The University of Waikato

Co-Principal Investigator, Truth Without Borders Network
Steering Committee Member, EHLM Network
Associate Editor, Australasian Journal of Philosophy
Philosophy Programme
School of Social Sciences
The University of Waikato
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Hamilton, New Zealand 3240
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