From Metaphysics to Ethics: A Defence of Conceptual Analysis

Oxford University Press (1998)

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Frank Jackson
Australian National University
Abstract
Frank Jackson champions the cause of conceptual analysis as central to philosophical inquiry. In recent years conceptual analysis has been undervalued and widely misunderstood, suggests Jackson. He argues that such analysis is mistakenly clouded in mystery, preventing a whole range of important questions from being productively addressed. He anchors his argument in discussions of specific philosophical issues, starting with the metaphysical doctrine of physicalism and moving on, via free will, meaning, personal identity, motion, and change, to ethics and the philosophy of color. In this way the book not only offers a methodological program for philosophy, but also casts new light on some much-debated problems and their interrelations
Keywords Conceptual Analysis  Modality  Physicalism  Moral Functionalism
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Call number B808.5.J33 1998
ISBN(s) 0198250614   9780198250616   9780198236184
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