Mind, Morality, and Explanation: Selected Collaborations

Mind, Morality, and Explanation: Selected Collaborations

by Frank Jackson, Michael Smith, Philip Pettit
     
 

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 single volume, showcasing their seminal contributions to philosophical 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 single volume, showcasing their seminal contributions to philosophical psychology, the theory of psychological and social explanation, moral theory, and moral psychology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199253364
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/28/2004
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

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Introduction1
Philosophical psychology11
1In defence of folk psychology13
2Folk belief and commonplace belief36
3Causation in the philosophy of mind45
4Some content is narrow69
Psychological and social explanation93
5Functionalism and broad content95
6Program explanation : a general perspective119
7Structural Explanation in Social Theory131
8In defence of explanatory ecumenism163
Moral theory187
9Moral functionalism and moral motivation189
10Ethical particularism and patterns211
11Minimalism and truth aptness233
12A problem for expressivism252
Moral psychology267
13Backgrounding desire269
14Parfit's P295
15Practical unreason322
16Brandt on self-control354
17Freedom and belief and desire375
References397
Index411

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