Rorty characterized the followers of Sellars as being left or right wing depending on which passage was found to be more insightful/fundamental to Sellars’ thought.

Key passageScienta mensuraSpace of reasons
ExamplesRuth Millikan, Jay RosenbergRichard Rorty, Robert Brandom John MacDowell

Sellars saw both aspects of his philosophy as essential.

Rorty joked that he hoped that they would settle their differences more peacefully than the right and left wing Hegelians, who did so during a long conference called the “Battle of Stalingrad”.