The things we learn. Apparently in the topsy turvy world of philosophy there’s a thing called the “Canberra Plan” going around.
The all seeing eye came across a plug for a book on Naturalistic Analysis, aka “The Canberra Plan”:
- Naturalistic analysis (sometimes known as “the Canberra Plan” because many of its proponents have been associated with Australian National University in Canberra) is a tool for locating in the scientifically given world objects and properties we quantify over in everyday discourse.
Apparently the ANU’s Frank Cameron Jackson is responsible for the “defense of the centrality of conceptual analysis to philosophy” being known as “The Canberra Plan”.
The plan also has a Credo which opens thusly:
- We believe in a mind-independent, metaphysically real world,
and the correspondence theory of truth.
We believe in the reality of the past, and of the future,
and we are four-dimensionalists (or at least three-plus-one dimensionalists) about spacetime.
We learn something new every day. Just remember philosophy is not like football, just because it’s named after Canberra doesn’t mean you have to believe it.