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The Nature of Normativity

Ralph Wedgwood

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199251315
eISBN:
9780191719127
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251315.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book presents a complete theory about the nature of normative thought, that is, the sort of thought that is concerned with what ought to be the case, or what we ought to do or think. This theory ... More


 Decision Making via Causal Consequences

Steven Sloman

in Causal Models: How People Think about the World and Its Alternatives

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195183115
eISBN:
9780199870950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183115.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter discusses how we make decisions. Topics covered include the gambling metaphor, Newcomb's paradox, and people's concern about causal structure. It is argued that in general, both ... More


Reconciling Our Aims: In Search of Bases for Ethics

Allan Gibbard

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195370423
eISBN:
9780199851980
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370423.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book represents the Berkeley Tanner Lectures given by the ethical theorist, Allan Gibbard. It explores the nature of normative thought and the bases of ethics. The first chapter explores the ... More


Should You Save This Child? Gibbard on Intuitions, Contractualism, and Strains of Commitment

F. M. Kamm

in Reconciling Our Aims: In Search of Bases for Ethics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195370423
eISBN:
9780199851980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370423.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter focuses on the nature and significance of intuitions, disagreements about the correct form of contractualist reasoning, and whether each person's acting for a shared goal is at once most ... More


The Fugitive Thought: Blackburn on Reasons

R. Jay Wallace

in Passions and Projections: Themes from the Philosophy of Simon Blackburn

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198723172
eISBN:
9780191789717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723172.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The chapter offers a reconstruction of Blackburn’s expressivist account of normative discourse, in terms of attitudes of commendation or disapproval that are directed to potential movements of the ... More


Another Triple Theory

Derek Parfit

in On What Matters: Volume Three

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198778608
eISBN:
9780191853487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198778608.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter provides some further insights into normative thinking and reconciles a few meta-ethical disagreements. It builds on an earlier assumption that all non-naturalists make ontological ... More


Rationality

Michael Ridge

in Impassioned Belief

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199682669
eISBN:
9780191774454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682669.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter defends a theory of rationality which takes internal coherence/consistency as its defining feature. Such an approach preserves the necessary connections between ‘rational’ in the ... More


Peircean Modal (and Moral?) Realism(s): Remarks on the Normative Methodology of Pragmatist Metaphysics

Sami Pihlström

in The Normative Thought of Charles S. Peirce

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242443
eISBN:
9780823250769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242443.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter compares Charles S. Peirce's metaphysics of the modalities—or rather, a “Peircean” approach to this metaphysical issue that can be derived from his defense of synechism and scholastic ... More


Traditions of Innovation and Improvisation: Jazz as Metaphor, Philosophy as Jazz Vincent Colapietro

Vincent Colapietro

in The Normative Thought of Charles S. Peirce

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242443
eISBN:
9780823250769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242443.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter examines the normative thought of Charles S. Peirce, more precisely, three normative aspects of the Peircean Project: the spirit of playfulness; a sense of the sacred; and an intensified ... More


Normativity and Power: Analyzing Social Orders of Justification

Rainer Forst

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198798873
eISBN:
9780191839535
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798873.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Humans are justificatory beings—they offer, demand, and require justifications. The rules and institutions we follow rest on narratives that have evolved over time and, taken together, constitute a ... More


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