Sellars’ term for the consequence of descriptivism (the tendency to assimlate all discourse to describing).


  • Emotivism
    • claims about what you ought to do are not saying anything about how the world is
  • Behaviorism
    • what we should be doing is describing the behavior, not looking upstream towards the internal representations
  • Phenomenalism
    • physical objects are nothing but logical constructions out of sensory experiences