Daniel Sacilotto will lead a discussion on Robert Brandom's essay Modality, Normativity and Intentionality. This seminar is in part designed to further our investigation of Language and its Possible Worlds, and serve as a prelude to Brandom's new book A Spirit of Trust.
The text can be found at the following link: http://www.nyu.edu/gsas/dept/philo/courses/rules/papers/Brandom.pdf
Daniel Sacilotto is a philosopher and an instructor in the CULB Comparative Literature program. His research focuses on the reconciliation of rationalism with materialism and the pursuit of revisionary naturalism in the work of Wilfrid Sellars, Alain Badiou, Lorenz Puntel, Jay Rosenberg and Ray Brassier. He is currently preparing a monograph in which he develops a functionalist theory of cognition and realist theory of knowledge, chiefly inspired by the works of Wilfrid Sellars. His essays include: Puncturing the Circle of Correlation (2017); A Thought Disincarnate: What Does it Mean to Think? (2018); and Realism and Representation: On the Ontological Turn (2012).