Mind, Morality, and Explanation: Selected Collaborations

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199253364
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 4/28/2004
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 6.30 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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Australian National University, Canberra

Princeton University

Australian National University, Canberra

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Table of Contents

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Introduction 1
Philosophical psychology 11
1 In defence of folk psychology 13
2 Folk belief and commonplace belief 36
3 Causation in the philosophy of mind 45
4 Some content is narrow 69
Psychological and social explanation 93
5 Functionalism and broad content 95
6 Program explanation : a general perspective 119
7 Structural Explanation in Social Theory 131
8 In defence of explanatory ecumenism 163
Moral theory 187
9 Moral functionalism and moral motivation 189
10 Ethical particularism and patterns 211
11 Minimalism and truth aptness 233
12 A problem for expressivism 252
Moral psychology 267
13 Backgrounding desire 269
14 Parfit's P 295
15 Practical unreason 322
16 Brandt on self-control 354
17 Freedom and belief and desire 375
References 397
Index 411
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