First Published in 2004. This collection of essays brings together some of Jackson's most influential publications on mind, action, conditionals, method in metaphysics, ethics and induction. The papers have been revised for this volume and the collection also includes additional material by ay of endnotes and corrections. It also includes two new postscripts- one on conditionals and one disavowing the knowledge argument.
Table of Contents
Part I Conditionals; Chapter 1 On Assertion and Indicative Conditionals; Chapter 2 Classifying Conditionals I; Chapter 3 Classifying Conditionals II; Chapter 4 Postscript on Truth Conditions and Assertability; Part II Mind; Chapter 5 Epiphenomenal Qualia; Chapter 6 What Mary Didn't Know; Chapter 7 Postscript on Qualia; Chapter 8 Mental Causation I; Chapter 9 Mental Causation without the Language of Thought; Part III Method in Metaphysics; Chapter 10 Metaphysics by Possible Cases; Chapter 11 Armchair Metaphysics; Part IV Ethics and Action Theory; Chapter 12 Weakness of Will; Chapter 13 On The Semantics and Logic of Obligation; Chapter 14 Decision-Theoretic Consequentialism and the Nearest and Dearest Objection; Part V Induction; Chapter 15 Grue;
Frank Jackosn is Professor of Philosophy in the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University.