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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Summary: Korsgaard’s Sources of Normativity

Ketib Oldiais rated it really liked it Sep 04, Usman Raza rated it really liked it Jun 24, First of normaitvity, Korsgaard wants to ask “the normative question,” that is, what justifies the claims morality makes on us.

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The Sources of Normativity by Christine M. Korsgaard

Thanks for telling us about the problem. However, she rejects the commonly held belief that normativitt are private, and that one can derive public reasons from private reasons.


To do otherwise would constitute a failure to be consistent. But let’s start at the beginning and watch the failure unfold.

Summary: Korsgaard’s Sources of Normativity

They make claims on us: Freedom in Community and the Poet Philosopher. If I become a Kantian, Korsgaard’s the reason. Brian rated it liked it Apr 25, Contents Notes on the contributors.

As far as the important literature advancing Kantian ethics, Korsgaard is one of the authors who best exemplifies the appeal of Kantian views in contrast to a lot of the more modern consequentialist writers like Parfit and Singer.

Account Options Sign in. The reason cannot be imposed by an external source. In laying out her theory for the source of normativity, Christine Korsgaard attempts to be inclusive by integrating her own variations on voluntarism, realism, reflective endorsement, and appeal to autonomy. Like some realists, Korsgaard holds that reasons are intrinsically normative entities.

Angela rated it it was amazing Jan 02, History morality and thetestof reflection. Four lectures by a normstivity philosopher, published as a book, with critical commentaries by a few notable colleagues, namely, Thomas Nagel, Bernard Williams, GA Cohen, and Raymond Guess.

Notes on the contributors. Oct 15, C rated it it was ok. Common terms and phrases agent animal answer argued argument Aristotle authority autonomous believe Bernard Williams categorical imperative causality Christine Korsgaard citizen claims commit consciousness course desires disapprove duty egoistic aources existence explain fact G.


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The Sources of Normativity

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. Korsgaard is attempting to develop a neo-kantian ethic.

When we are acting under volitional normatlvity, that is, when all actions but one are unthinkable then we are most autonomous. Return to Book Page. Robert Lee rated it really liked it Apr 04, We can do this with a maxim, for it has the form of a law by virtue of its intrinsic properties, and it is this that makes it a final reason for action.

Korsgaard makes one too many logical ov, in the traditional callous Kantian sense, of thinking just because someone does reason X, they will and must do X.