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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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Serious Metaphysics: Frank Jackson's Defense of Conceptual Analysis

Serious Metaphysics: Frank Jackson's Defense of Conceptual Analysis

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(p.61) 3 Serious Metaphysics: Frank Jackson's Defense of Conceptual Analysis
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Minds, Ethics, and Conditionals
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William G. Lycan (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267989.003.0004

According to Stich and Weinberg, Frank Jackson's From Metaphysics to Ethics is, by a long shot, the most sophisticated defence of the use of conceptual analysis in philosophy that has ever been offered. The author agrees but the book is also very difficult. This chapter explores the book's three main chapters, trying to clarify its basic notions and its argument, and taking issue where the author sees fit.

Keywords:   Frank Jackson, metaphysics, conceptual analysis, ethics

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