Some Remarks on the Categories of the Manifest Image


  • Giacomo Turbanti University of Pisa



Sellars, manifest image, metaphilosophical problems, scientific image, powers, categories, normativity


This paper addresses the question whether or not philosophical discourse can avail the categories of the scientific image. I argue that the clash of the images is better understood on the semantic rather than the ontologic level and that it results from the challenge to the representational adequacy of the categories tha articulate the conceptual repertoires of the manifest image. A challenge that will be met by a succesful recategorization of the concept of a person in the scientific image. I suggest some reasons to believe that such a recategoritazion is possible in principle without dismantling the philosophical discourse.


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