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Minds, Ethics, and ConditionalsThemes from the Philosophy of Frank Jackson$
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Ian Ravenscroft

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199267989

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267989.001.0001

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Analysis, Description, and the A Priori?

Analysis, Description, and the A Priori?

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(p.23) 1 Analysis, Description, and the A Priori?
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Minds, Ethics, and Conditionals
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Simon Blackburn (Contributor Webpage)

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DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267989.003.0002

This chapter is an expanded version of a review of Frank Jackson's From Metaphysics to Ethics that the author wrote for the Australasian Journal of Philosophy. It attempts to sketch the essence of Jackson's approach to metaphysics and ethics, and to indicate some of the places where it is surprising and, inevitably, controversial. It focuses on the ‘analytic descriptivism’, or the ‘a priori passage principle’ that Jackson stands by, generating ‘the view that for each true statement concerning our world, there is a statement in physical terms that a priori entails that statement’ (Jackson 2003).

Keywords:   Frank Jackson, analytic descriptivism, a priori passage, metaphysics, ethics

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