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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LG, Drew, DiClaudio, everyone. The Sources of Normativity by Christine M. Analytically in the sense that all her arguments are logical, and always attempting to contain a valid form. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Added to PP index Total downloads 2of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 1of 2, How can I increase my downloads? If I become a Kantian, Korsgaard’s the reason. If you’re not, move along. Jan 02, Blakely rated it really liked it. First of all, Korsgaard wants to ask “the normative question,” that is, what justifies the claims morality makes on us.


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Christine Korsgaard identifies four accounts of the source of normativity that have been advocated sojrces modern moral philosophers: Roger Amafo rated it it was amazing Jun 28, Ethical concepts are, or purport to be, normative.

For Korsgaard, our universal human nature is what allows us to all act reflectively.

The Sources of Normativity

Cambridge University PressJun 28, – Philosophy – pages. What We Owe to Each Other. If you are a seller for this product, would you christne to suggest updates through seller support? The Sources of Normativity.

Moral Obligations and Practical Identities. 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.

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Learn more about Amazon Prime. Made me think I was a Kantian because of its emphasis on the connection of morality with one’s self-concept. Doesn’t seem like it works, but I still can’t wait for the sequel I strongly recommend her work to notmativity who wish to advance to the next step in their studies of neo-kantian ethics.


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Because our reflection distances us from the emotional and desirable route of action, this means we must act for reasons. Buy the selected items together This item: What are the sources of normativity? Read more Read less. 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”.

Your reasons express your identity, your nature; your obligations spring from what that identity forbids. The authority of reflection.