Mind, Morality, and Explanation: Selected Collaborations

Paperback | March 3, 2004

byFrank Jackson, Philip Pettit, Michael Smith

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Frank Jackson, Philip Pettit, and Michael Smith have been at the forefront of philosophy in Australia for much of the last two decades, and their collaborative work has had widespread influence throughout the world. Mind, Morality, and Explanation collects the best of that work in a singlevolume, showcasing their seminal contributions to philosophical psychology, the theory of psychological and social explanation, moral theory, and moral psychology.

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Frank Jackson, Philip Pettit, and Michael Smith have been at the forefront of philosophy in Australia for much of the last two decades, and their collaborative work has had widespread influence throughout the world. Mind, Morality, and Explanation collects the best of that work in a singlevolume, showcasing their seminal contributions ...

Frank Jackson is at Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra. Philip Pettit is in the Departments of Politics and Philosophy, Princeton University. Michael Smith is at Australian National University, Canberra.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:340 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.91 inPublished:March 3, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

I. Philosophical Psychology1. Jackson and Pettit: In Defence of Folk Psychology2. Jackson and Pettit: Folk Belief and Commonplace Belief3. Jackson and Pettit: Causation in the Philosophy of Mind4. Jackson and Pettit: Some Content is NarrowII. Psychology and Social Explanation5. Jackson and Pettit: Functionalism and Broad Content6. Jackson and Pettit: Program Explanation: A General Perspective7. Jackson and Pettit: Structural Explanation in Social Theory8. Jackson and Pettit: In Defence of Explanatory EcumenismIII. Moral Theory9. Jackson and Pettit: Moral Functionalism and Moral Motivation10. Jackson, Pettit, and Smith: Ethical Particularism and Patterns11. Jackson, Graham Oppy, and Smith: Minimalism and Truth-Aptness12. Jackson and Pettit: A Problem for ExpressivismIV. Moral Psychology13. Pettit and Smith: Backgrounding Desire14. Pettit and Smith: Parfit's P15. Pettit and Smith: Practical Unreason16. Pettit and Smith: Brandt on Self-Control17. Pettit and Smith: Freedom in Belief and Desire

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`A cohesive vision of the mind and its place in the realms of causation and morality . . . Mind, Morality, and Explanation is an outstanding anthology precisely because it justifies the decision to bring its papers together not merely on the usual grounds of accessibility, loose thematicconnection, or happenstance, but on intellectual grounds: reading these papers as a whole leads one to appreciate one way of understanding the mind that might not be appreciated otherwise. It can be recommended to any philosopher working on at least one of its focal topics who is ready to broadenher horizons and see what the big picture might look like when explored by some of the leaders of contemporary philosophy.'Timothy Schroeder, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews