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Conceptual Analysis and Experimental Philosophy

This lecture was presented on Friday, November 14, 2008.

Frank Jackson joined Australian National University (ANU) in 1986 as Professor of Philosophy and Head of the Philosophy Program, Research School of Social Sciences. At ANU, he served as Director of the Institute of Advanced Studies and Deputy Vice-Chancellor. He was appointed as Distinguished Professor at ANU in 2003 and was awarded the Order of Australia in 2006 for service to philosophy and social sciences as an academic, administrator, and researcher.

He now spends each Fall Semester at Princeton University, and is at La Trobe University or the ANU the rest of the year. Jackson's philosophical research is broad, but focuses primarily on the areas of philosophy of mind, epistemology, metaphysics, and meta-ethics.Recent publications include(2003) "Mind and Illusion", in Minds and Persons, Anthony O'Hear (ed), Cambridge University Press, pp. 251-271.(2001) "Conceptual Analysis and Reductive Explanation", Philosophical Review, 110, 3, pp. 315-360 (with David J. Chalmers).