By Chauncey Maher
In this quantity, Maher contextualizes the paintings of a gaggle of up to date analytic philosophers—The Pittsburgh School—whose paintings is characterised by way of an curiosity within the historical past of philosophy and a dedication to normative functionalism, or the perception that to spot anything as a manifestation of conceptual capacities is to put it in an area of norms. Wilfrid Sellars claimed that people are distinct simply because they occupy a norm-governed "space of reasons." besides Sellars, Robert Brandom and John McDowell have attempted to determine the results of that concept for knowing wisdom, inspiration, norms, language, and intentional motion. the purpose of this booklet is to introduce their shared perspectives on these themes, whereas additionally charting a number of key disputes among them.