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From Metaphysics to EthicsA Defence of Conceptual Analysis$
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Frank Jackson

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780198250616

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198250614.001.0001

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The Role of Conceptual Analysis

The Role of Conceptual Analysis

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(p.28) Chapter 2 The Role of Conceptual Analysis
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From Metaphysics to Ethics
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Frank Jackson (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0198250614.003.0002

This chapter gives an account of what conceptual analysis is in terms of how it makes folk theory explicit by drawing on intuitions about possible cases and how, so understood, it solves the location problem outlined in Ch. 1. It is argued that the approach is less anti‐Quinean than it might seem.

Keywords:   conceptual analysis, folk theory, possible cases, Quine

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