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Author Jackson, Frank, 1943-
Title From metaphysics to ethics : a defence of conceptual analysis / Frank Jackson
Imprint Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998
book jacket
 Euro-Am Studies Lib  146.4 J133    LOST    30500100896797
 Euro-Am Studies Lib  146.4 J1339 1998    AVAILABLE  -  30500101530353
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Descript ix, 174 pages ; 23 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-170) and index
ch. 1. Serious metaphysics and supervenience -- ch. 2. The role of conceptual analysis -- ch. 3. Conceptual analysis and metaphysical necessity -- ch. 4. The primary quality view of colour -- ch. 5. The location problem for ethics : moral properties and moral content -- ch. 6. Analytical descriptivism
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
Subject Analysis (Philosophy)
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