Minds, Ethics, and Conditionals: Themes from the Philosophy of Frank Jackson

Hardcover | January 22, 2009

EditorIan Ravenscroft

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An illustrious line-up of seventeen philosophers from the USA, the UK, and Australia present new essays on themes from the work of Frank Jackson, which bridges mind, language, logic, metaphysics, and ethics. Central to Jackson's work is an approach to metaphysical issues built on the twinfoundations of supervenience and conceptual analysis. In the first part of the book six essays examine this approach and its application to philosophy of mind and philosophy of colour. The second part focuses on Jackson's highly influential work on phenomenal consciousness. The third part is devotedto Jackson's work in ethics, both normative ethics and metaethics. The last three papers discuss Jackson's ground-breaking work on conditionals. The final section of the book comprises a substantial essay by Jackson in reply to his critics: this offers some of the clearest expressions of the ideaswhich Jackson has brought to the fore in philosophy.

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An illustrious line-up of seventeen philosophers from the USA, the UK, and Australia present new essays on themes from the work of Frank Jackson, which bridges mind, language, logic, metaphysics, and ethics. Central to Jackson's work is an approach to metaphysical issues built on the twinfoundations of supervenience and conceptual anal...

Ian Ravenscroft is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Flinders University, Australia

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:376 pagesPublished:January 22, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part 1: Metaphysics and Conceptual Analysis1. Simon Blackburn: Analysis, description and the a priori?2. Jennifer Hornsby: Physicalism, conceptual analysis and acts of faith3. William G. Lycan: Serious metaphysics: Frank Jackson's defense of conceptual analysis4. Laura Schroeter and John Bigelow: Jackson's classical model of meaning5. Huw Price: The semantic foundations of metaphysics6. Peter Menzies: The folk theory of colours and the causes of colour experiencePart 2: The Knowledge Argument7. Philip Pettit: Consciousness and the frustrations of physicalism8. Robert Van Gulick: Jackson's change of mind: representationalism, a priorism and the knowledge argumentPart 3: Ethics9. Terrence Horgan and Mark Timmons: Analytic moral functionalism meets moral twin earth10. Michael Smith: Consequentialism and the nearest and dearest objection11. Julia Driver: The 'actual' in actualismPart 4: Conditionals and the Purposes of Arguing12. Dorothy Edgington: Conditionals, truth and assertion13. Graham Priest: Conditionals: A debate with Jackson14. Martin Davies: Two purposes of arguing and two epistemic projectsFrank Jackson: Replies to my critics