Canberra Plan

Nolan, Daniel P. (2010). Canberra Plan. In Graham Oppy and Nick Trakakis (Ed.), Companion to philosophy in Australia and New Zealand (pp. 98-100) Clayton, VIC, Australia: Monash University Publishing.

Author Nolan, Daniel P.
Title of chapter Canberra Plan
Title of book Companion to philosophy in Australia and New Zealand
Place of Publication Clayton, VIC, Australia
Publisher Monash University Publishing
Publication Year 2010
Sub-type Chapter in reference work, encyclopaedia, manual or handbook
Series A Companion to Philosophy in Australasia
ISBN 9780980651201
Editor Graham Oppy
Nick Trakakis
Start page 98
End page 100
Total pages 3
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The expression ‘Canberra Plan’ has two connected uses. The primary use is to pick out a particular kind of philosophical analysis. This form of philosophical analysis is a close relative of the so-called ‘Ramsey-Carnap-Lewis method of defining theoretical terms’; some would even use the two expressions as synonyms. The less common use is to pick out a cluster of views associated with staff and students in the Philosophy Program of the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University, particularly during the 1990s. As well as including a commitment to the Canberra Plan in the first sense, the Canberra Plan in this second sense included various metaphysical commitments like physicalism and four-dimensionalism in the philosophy of time; and philosophy of language commitments like the use of two-dimensional semantics. The remainder of this entry will concentrate on the first, narrower sense of ‘Canberra Plan’. [extract]
Q-Index Code BX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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