The Role of Conceptual Analysis

Frank Jackson

in From Metaphysics to Ethics

Published in print March 2000 | ISBN: 9780198250616
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597787 | DOI:
 The Role of Conceptual Analysis

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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

Chapter.  11957 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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