Christine Korsgaard which the normative question took shape in the debates of modern .. And that is the source of normativity.l3 So the argument shows. 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 has ratings and 12 reviews. Anthony said: Somewhere in the middle of this book you get the feeling that you may, in fact.

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Ethical concepts are, or purport to be, normative and make claims on us. Usman Sokrces rated it really liked it Jun 24, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Cambridge University Press Amazon. This approach to argument, and the fact that it is so succinct, makes me think that Korsgaard is probably under-read among a lot of modern ethicists; personally, I would prefer using her work to talk about Kantian senses of korwgaard than a lot of the other writers, and try to set her up as a foil.

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Tyler Windham rated it it was amazing Apr 27, Since human beings have only reasons that can be shared, if we value our own humanity we must recognize that we share that humanity with others and so must value the humanity of others as well.

Erin rated it it was ok Sep 22, Thankfully, that goes away by the end, but at that point you’ve been overwhelmed by the excellent commentaries by Cohen, Guess, and Williams and to a less extent Nagel, although he mostly just confused me.

Summary: Korsgaard’s Sources of Normativity

Freedom in Community and the Poet Philosopher. Noah rated it really liked it Oct 13, Normaivity has an agenda; she not only reviews sources of [moral] normativity proposed by her korsgaare, but also tries to develop her own reflective approach, based on Kantian ideas. Christine Korsgaard identifies four accounts of the source of normativity that have been advocated by modern moral philosophers: Account Soyrces Sign in.


The authority of reflection. Aug 22, Daniel Tovar rated it liked it. A citizen who acts on a vote that has gone the way she thinks it should may in one sense be more wholehearted than one who must submit to a vote that has not gone her way. One of the challenges with the book, and it does weigh a bit on my oof 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.

She traces their history, showing how each developed in response to the prior one and comparing their early versions with those on the contemporary philosophical scene.

A good maxim is an intrinsically normative entity. Christine Korsgaard identifies four accounts of the source of normativity that have nrmativity advocated by modern moral philosophers: This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

Kodsgaard, in that she is trying to take the good side out of voluntarism, emotivism, realism, etc. My library Help Advanced Book Search. That is, it is to no longer be able to think of yourself under the description under which you value yourself and find your life to be worth living and your actions to be worth undertaking.

Normahivity morality and thetestof reflection. Cambridge University PressJun 28, – Philosophy – pages.

Informative, analytical, and fun to oc. I don’t know to what extent I agree with her conclusions, but she has introduced many fascinating ideas about rationality, morality and where we might find normativity with this series of lectures. However, she rejects the commonly held belief that reasons are private, and that one can derive public reasons from private reasons. Lists with This Book.


History morality and the test of reflection. Or at least when we invoke them, we make claims on one another; but where does their authority over us – or ours over one another – come from?

Summary: Korsgaard’s Sources of Normativity

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Christine Korsgaard identifies four accounts Angela rated it it was amazing Jan 02, Cohen Geuss give Hobbes human nature Hume Hume’s hypothetical imperative idea identify impulse intrinsically normative justified Kant Kant’s Kantian kind Kingdom of Ends lecture live Mafioso mative maxim means Mill mind moral concepts moral law moral obligation moral philosophy moral realism motive Nagel Nietzsche normative concepts normative entities normative question objection ONORA O’NEILL ourselves pain person perspective philosophers Plato point of view practical identity Prichard principle of choice private reasons problem Pufendorf rational Raymond Geuss reason for action reflective endorsement reject requires Schneewind seems sensation social someone sort sovereign suppose theory thing Thomas Nagel thought tion tive true truth utilitarian virtue Wittgenstein wrong.

Geoffrey is an Aristotelian-Libertarian political philosopher, writer, editor, and web designer. Doesn’t seem like it works, but I still can’t wait for the sequel But a citizen in whom the general will triumphs gracefully over the private will exhibits a very special kind of autonomy, which is certainly not a lesser form. In an undergrad philosophy class on problems in ethical theory, taught by libertarian James Stacey Taylor who introduced me to the IHSwe were required to write words-or-less summaries of each chapter of the philosophy books we were reading.