From Metaphysics to Ethics: A Defence of Conceptual Analysis / Edition 1

From Metaphysics to Ethics: A Defence of Conceptual Analysis / Edition 1

by Frank Jackson
ISBN-10:
0198250614
ISBN-13:
9780198250616
Pub. Date:
05/11/2000
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
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From Metaphysics to Ethics: A Defence of Conceptual Analysis / Edition 1

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198250616
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 05/11/2000
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1. Serious metaphysics and supervenience
2. The role of conceptual analysis
3. Conceptual analysis and metaphysical necessity
4. The primary-quality view of colour
5. The location problem for ethics: moral properties and moral content
6. Analytical descriptivism
Bibliography
Index

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