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The University of Michigan where Roy Wood Sellars studied.
Madison, WI, United States
The University of Wisconsin–Madison where Roy Wood Sellars studied.
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The University of Chicago where Roy Wood Sellars studied.
(The Next Step in Religion: An Essay toward the Coming Ren...)
The Next Step in Religion: An Essay toward the Coming Renaissance is a classic religious essay by Roy Wood Sellars that examines christianity and humanism includes the following excerpt: More than people are consciously aware, a new view of the universe and of man's place in it is forming. It is forming in the laboratories of scientists, the studies of thinkers, the congresses of social workers, the assemblies of reformers, the studios of artists and, even more quietly, in the circles of many homes. This new view is growing beneath the old as a bud grows beneath its covering, and is slowly pushing it aside.
Roy Sellars attended the University of Michigan where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1903 and a Doctor of Philosophy in 1908. Sellars also studied at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and at the University of Chicago.
Roy Sellars started his career as an associate professor at the University of Michigan in 1918. He held this post until 1923 and then became a professor at the same university. He worked as a professor until his retirement in 1956. Sellars published his first book Critical Realism in 1916. Later he wrote such books as The Essentials of Logic, The Next Step in Religion and Evolutionary Naturalism. He also wrote numerous articles and book reviews.
Roy Sellars believed that the philosopher should be well-grounded both in the history of philosophy and in the sciences and that the philosopher should engage philosophically with the major moral, social, and political issues of the day. His central aims were to combine and harmonize the insights of science and common sense, to update religion with the scientific advances of the day, and to promote a science-grounded system of progressive humanistic values.
Roy Wood Sellars married his cousin Helen Maud Sellars in 1911. The marriage produced two children. Helen died in 1962.