The Sources of Normativity has ratings and 12 reviews. Anthony said: Somewhere in the middle of this book you get the feeling that you may, in fact. Christine M. Korsgaard, The Sources of Normativity (Cambridge: Cambridge reflection leads ineluctably to her endorsement of the source of moral claims. The Sources of Normativity Christine M. Korsgaard, with G. A. Cohen, Raymond Geuss, Thomas Nagel, and Bernard Williams Onora O’Neill, Editor Cambridge.

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Normativity and Interpersonal Reasons. Analytically in the sense that all her arguments are logical, and always attempting to contain a valid form.

JL Vanderhoek rated it really liked it Aug 25, The Sources of Normativity. Scot Rousse – forthcoming – European Journal of Philosophy: Jan 02, Ft. Korsgaard speaks in a clear, understandable way about exceptionally complex subjects. Christine Korsgaard identifies four accounts of the source of normativity that have been advocated by modern moral philosophers: Jeppe von rated it it was amazing Mar 31, Ethical concepts are, or purport to be, normative and make claims on us.


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Sign in Create an account. The arguments are succinct, poignant, and thoughtful; she considers a pretty wide range of possible views advanced throughout the 19th and 20th century ethics literature. Basically, finding some versions of “reflective endorsement” untenable, she finds that she must modify Kant’s abstract principle of universalizability to take account of our need for practical identity.

Informative, analytical, and fun to read. D from Harvard where she was a student of John Rawls. Simon Fitzpatrick – – Biology and Philosophy 32 6: Sources of Normativity is cogently written and well constructed.

The Sources of Normativity

Set up a giveaway. Drawing heavily on Kant but also striking out on her own, Korsgaard locates the origin of obligation in the ability to reflect, and in particular to reflect upon oneself as an agent in the pursuit of ends a “citizen of the Kingdom of Ends”.

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I am now normal. The Sources of Normativity. One of the challenges with the book, and it does weigh a bit on my review of the book, is that the language is often more obscure and technical than it needs to be, and dwells on a lot of references within the lit Korsgaard is a legend in modern ethics and meta-ethics, and this book is a pretty good illustration of why that is.

Contents The normative question. For Korsgaard, our universal human nature is what allows us to all act reflectively. Ethical concepts are, or purport to be, normative. Angela rated it it was amazing Jan 02, Normative Conflicts and the Structure of Normativity.

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It should be required reading for any philosopher and should be in every library.