Minds, Ethics, and Conditionals
Themes From the Philosophy of Frank JacksoneBook - 2009
An illustrious line-up of seventeen philosophers from the USA, the UK, and Australia present new essays on themes from the work of Frank Jackson, which bridges mind, language, logic, metaphysics, and ethics. Central to Jackson's work is an approach to metaphysical issues built on the twinfoundations of supervenience and conceptual analysis. In the first part of the book six essays examine this approach and its application to philosophy of mind and philosophy of colour. The second part focuses on Jackson's highly influential work on phenomenal consciousness. The third part is devotedto Jackson's work in ethics, both normative ethics and metaethics. The last three papers discuss Jackson's ground-breaking work on conditionals. The final section of the book comprises a substantial essay by Jackson in reply to his critics: this offers some of the clearest expressions of the ideaswhich Jackson has brought to the fore in philosophy.
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (viii, 476 pages)